ETLA 308: GWIC:The Mozart-Daponte Operas

Exploration of Mozart’s collaborations with the librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte and the composition of three masterpieces of opera: Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Così fan tutte. Exploration of the musical, cultural, and social context in which these operas were written: the tastes and expectations of the contemporary opera audience, Mozart’s intentions and aspirations in a period of rapid intellectual and political change, Da Ponte’s views of opera, and the practical logistics of opera production at the time.
Three credit hours.

Meeting Information:
Lisa Withers