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    Mozart's Don Giovanni

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    comparison of Don Giovanni , Leporello , and The Commendator. Scene fifteen of Act two, places all three characters in close interaction with each other , making it easy to compare and find out how Mozart and his Librettist Lorenzo da Ponte brought them all to life. Lorenzo de Ponte’s libretto provides the main character traits of Don Giovanni , Leporello , and The Commendatore. It gives an easy way of distinguishing between the characters. Don Giovanni is portrayed as being smart , charming

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    When discussing the great works and composers of the classical period, one cannot get too far without the name Mozart entering the conversation. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is arguably one of the most talented composers of the Classical period. He proved himself to be a true musical prodigy through his unique style and lasting compositions of many genres. His operas are renown as some of the most important works for the opera genre, and none more so than his opera buffa The Marriage of Figaro. Known

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    Così Fan Tutte

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    such, the principal theme of this opera is the fickleness and infidelity of women. The libretto of this piece was written by Lorenzo da Ponte, who was also the librettist for Don Giovanni and La nozze de Figaro, two other renowned operas of Mozart’s.1 This opera was first performed in Vienna at the Burgtheater, on January 26th, 1790.2 Though the exact origin of the story Ponte based his libretto on is unclear, many people at the time believed that the story was based on a scandal in Emperor Joseph

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    this time in a toned-down fashion. He was given permission, and set out to write The Marriage of Figaro. Mozart collaborated with Lorenzo Da Ponte for the libretto of The Marriage of Figaro, as well as two other of Mozart’s operas, Don Giovanni, and Cosi Fan Tutte (Montagne, 2006). The libretto was written in the opera buffa style, which was comedic. Mozart and Da Ponte were neighbors in Vienna during their composition of The Marriage of... ... middle of paper ... ...ening which soon turns ethereal

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    The Opera Cosi Fan Tutte

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    actually Ferrando and Guglielmo disguised) to prove that they are indeed unfaithful. The performing media included an orchestra that was conducted by conductor James Levine. The librettist who had written the libretto or text of this opera was Lorenzo Da Ponte. This classical orchestra contained instruments from the woodwinds, brass, percussion, and strings. The instrumentation consisted of 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 2 Horns, 2 Trumpets, Timpani, and Strings including first violins

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    Count’s offer to meet after her wedding at her mistress’s request. This riveting scene in “The Marriage of Figaro” premiered on the stage of the Burgtheater in Vienna on May 1st, 1986.2 With the music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte, the Italian opera was an adaption of Pierre- Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais’ play “The Follies of a Day or, The Marriage of Figaro”. The play finally made it to the stage on April 27th, 1984, of the Comedie-Française after being banned by King

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    On January 27, 1756 in Salzburg, Austria, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born. He was capable of playing multiple instruments. He started playing publicly at the age of six. Mozart aligned himself with a variety of European venues and patrons, composing hundreds of works that included sonatas, symphonies, masses, concertos and operas, marked by vivid emotion and sophisticated textures. Central Europe in the mid-18th century was going through a period of transition. The remnants of the Holy Roman Empire

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    Amadeus is a 1984 movie about a loose, fictionalized interpretation of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s life told through the eyes of his rival, Antonio Salieri. In the movie, Salieri served as court composer for Emperor Joseph II and becomes envious of the more musically gifted Mozart. One of the movie’s main themes centers around Salieri’s jealously and the steps that he takes to eliminate Mozart as a rival. As the rivalry between the two intensifies in the eyes of Salieri, he takes steps beyond hindering

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    Amadeus Reflection Paper

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    The 1984 film Amadeus, directed by Miloš Forman, told the story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart story in such a way that an individual watching more than likely would have never imagined such a brilliant musician’s life having been the way it was portrayed in the film. When many people think of Mozart today, the thought of his skill to compose musical masterpieces is probably the first of many things to come to mind – his work speaks for itself; Mozart’s operas and symphonies are beautiful, so comparing

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    Amadeus Movie Analysis

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    Summary Analysis of Amadeus Peter Shaffer’s 1984 film Amadeus is the story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told from the perspective of his peer, so called friend, and rival Antonio Salieri. The movie begins with a man yelling Mozart 's names and saying that he killed him, we soon learn that the man is none other than Antonio Salieri and he is attempting to commit suicide. This act lands him in an insane asylum, where he is then interrogated by Father Vogler a priest who gets Salieri to tell him what

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