The Marriage of Figaro K. 492 is an opera buffa composed by Mozart in 1786. Based on the play by Pierre Beaumarchais, it is a delightful and witty tale of love, intrigue, and mistaken identities set in the eighteenth-century aristocratic society. Mozart's genius shines through the exquisite music, combining lively arias, intricate ensembles, and memorable melodies. The opera premiered in Vienna and was an immediate success, although it initially faced challenges due to its controversial themes. The Marriage of Figaro is considered one of Mozart's greatest works, showcasing his mastery of characterization, musical humor, and dramatic storytelling.
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The Marriage of Figaro K. 492
Kassel: Bärenreiter-Verlag, 2006
- Commentary by Berke, Dietrich; Konrad, Ulrich; Packard, David
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