Tarare is a revolution in five acts. Despots dethroned; popular uprisings; anti-clericalism; and cries for liberty, equality, and an end to absolute monarchy … two years before the Assemblée nationale and the storming of the Bastille. Music by Salieri, libretto by Beaumarchais (yes, that Beaumarchais).
Opera comica in 4 actsComposer: Wolfgang Amadeus MozartLibretto: Lorenzo da Ponte, after BeaumarchaisFirst performed: Burgtheater, Vienna, 1 May 1786, conducted by Mozart(Parts of this post come from an article published in The Canberra Times, 10 August 2016.) IL CONTE D’ALMAVIVA, Spanish grandeeBassStefano MandiniLA CONTESSA ROSINA, His wifeSopranoLuisa LaschiFIGARO, The Count’s valetBassFrancesco BenucciSUSANNA, The Countess’s maidSopranoNancy StoraceBARBARINA, Antonio’s daughterMezzo-sopranoAnna … Continue reading 73. Le nozze di Figaro [The Marriage of Figaro] (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)