A collaboration between Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Lorenzo Da Ponte: the sequel to the *Barber of Seville* as an opera

The Marriage of Figaro K. 492

April 29, 1786

The Marriage of Figaro K. 492

The Marriage of Figaro K. 492

— April 29, 1786

  1. This playful opera was a collaboration by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791) and Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749–1838)

  2. It originally premiered in Vienna on May 1st, 1786 and continues to be one of the most popular operas today

  3. The original manuscript of this comic opera is accompanied by the conductor’s copy from the first performance

The Marriage of Figaro K. 492

Alternative Titles:
  • Le Nozze di Figaro
  • Die Hochzeit des Figaro K. 492
The Marriage of Figaro K. 492  – Biblioteka Jagiellońska (Cracow, Poland)
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The Marriage of Figaro is one of the most beloved of the seven great operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The comic opera was one of several collaborations between Mozart and Lorenzo Da Ponte, and continues to be one of the most popular operas today. Furthermore, the music from this playful romp is some of the most recognizable in history.

The Marriage of Figaro K. 492

Mozart’s seven great operas, his brilliant contribution to musical theater and world culture, are unequalled in their depth of human characterization and musical expression. Here we have the original score of one of the seven great operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791): Le nozze di Figaro. It is an opera buffa or comic opera, the libretto of which was written by Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749–1838), who collaborated with Mozart on several projects. He successfully adapted a stage comedy by Pierre Beaumarchais (1732–99) and transformed it into an opera libretto as effective as it is amusing. Now considered to be one of the greatest operatic successes of all time, it originally premiered in Vienna on May 1st, 1786 and continues to be one of the most popular operas today. The story tells how the servants Figaro and Susanna succeed in getting married, foiling the efforts of their philandering employer Count Almaviva to seduce Susanna, and teaching him a lesson in fidelity in the process. The original manuscript is accompanied by the conductor’s copy from the first performance in 1786.

Codicology

Alternative Titles
Le Nozze di Figaro
Die Hochzeit des Figaro K. 492
Date
April 29, 1786
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The Marriage of Figaro K. 492
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The Marriage of Figaro K. 492

1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size)
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Bärenreiter-Verlag – Kassel, 2006
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1 volume by Dietrich Berke, Ulrich Konrad, David Packard
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Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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