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PRIMA LA MUSICA E POI LE PAROLE

DER SCHAUSPIELDIREKTOR

Prima la musica e poi le parole
divertimento in one Act
Composer Antonio Salieri | libretto Giovanni Battista Casti

Der Schauspieldirektor
singspiel in one Act kv 486
Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | libretto Gottlieb Stephanie

Emperor Joseph II was partial to musical contests. In 1786 he decided to treat his court to a doublebill show intended to poke fun at the then most popular forms of stage music in Vienna: Italian opera and the German Singspiel.

Mozart’s brief one-acter Der Schauspieldirektor (The Impresario) featured just five numbers, yet the brilliant overture, the contrapuntal and vocal virtuosity of the whole, were enough to reveal the mark of an operatic genius in the making. No less successful was Salieri’s Prima la musica e poi le parole (First the Music, then the Words), which included both a caricature of Lorenzo Da Ponte as a shabby librettist and the show-stopping imitation of the starry castrato Luigi Marchesi by Nancy Storace, Mozart’s first Susanna soon later.

Conductor | Federico Maria Sardelli
Director | Italo Nunziata
Sets, costums & Lighting| Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia

La Fenice Orchestra

Date: 
Repeats every day until Tue Oct 20 2020 except Sat Oct 10 2020, Mon Oct 12 2020, Tue Oct 13 2020, Wed Oct 14 2020, Fri Oct 16 2020, Sun Oct 18 2020, Mon Oct 19 2020.
Friday, October 9, 2020
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Price: 
Paid admission

From 09.10.2020 to 20.10.2020
Malibran Theatre