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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 's operas comprise 22 musical dramas in a variety of genres. They range from the small-scale, derivative works of his youth to the full-fledged operas of his maturity. Three of the works were abandoned before completion and were not performed until many years after the composer's death. His mature Dalla Sua Pace - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Essential Mozart Opera are all considered classics and have never been out of the repertory of the world's opera houses.
From a very young age Mozart had, according to opera analyst David Cairns"an extraordinary capacity [ In his maturity, according to music writer Nicholas Kenyonhe "enhanced all of these forms with the richness of his innovation",  and, in Don Giovannihe achieved a synthesis of the two Italian styles, including a seria character in Donna Anna, buffa characters in Leporello and Zerlina, and a mixed seria-buffa character in Donna Elvira.
Ideas and characterisations introduced in the early works were subsequently developed and refined. For example, Mozart's later operas feature a series of memorable, strongly drawn female characters, in particular the so-called "Viennese soubrettes" who, in opera writer Charles Osborne 's phrase, "contrive to combine charm with managerial instinct". Mozart's texts came from a variety of sources, and the early operas were often adaptations of existing works. Musicologist Charles Rosen writes, "it is possible that Da Ponte understood the dramatic necessities of Mozart's style without prompting; but before his association with da Ponte, Mozart had already bullied several librettists into giving him the dramatically shaped ensembles he loved.
The list includes all the theatrical works generally accepted as composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In this context "theatrical" means performed on a stage, by vocalists singing in character, in accordance with stage directions. Some sources have adopted more specific criteria, leading them to exclude the early "Sacred Singspiel" Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots which they classify as an oratorio.
In general, the list follows the sequence in which the operas were written. There is uncertainty about whether La finta semplice was written before or after Bastien und Bastienneand in some listings the former is given priority.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Mozart operas. Wikimedia list Masterpiece - Grover Washington, Jr. - Anthology. John A. Rice ed. Essays on Opera, — Ashgate Library of Essays in Opera Studies reprint ed. The Boston Musical Intelligencer. Kenyonp. Dell'Antoniopp. Dentquoted by Osbornep. Grove, also, does not list Die Dalla Sua Pace - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Essential Mozart Opera as an opera.
The first performance of La finta semplice was delayed until Maywhereas Bastien und Bastienne may have been performed in October It is entirely possible, however, that La finta semplice was written first. See Osbornepp. The catalogue has been revised several times, most recently in The first number refers to K 1the original numbering; the second to K 6 from Additional notes indicate roles originally La Chanson DUgly - Various - Denshi Zatsuon #9 by castrati.
Osbornep. Battap. Osborne gives dates "29 April or 1 May", Kenyonp. Kenyonpp. Modern performances generally conflate the Sold On You - D. J. Rogers - Love Brought Me Back and Vienna productions. Cairns Cairnsp. The subtitle, La scola degli amantiis more easily translatable as "The School for lovers". Cairnsp. The role of Sesto Sextus was originally written by Mozart for a tenor before he found out it had been assigned to a mezzo castrato.
Apollo et Hyacinthus Apollo and Hyacinth. Musical setting of Latin text . Rufinus Widl, after Ovid 's Metamorphoses. Great Hall, University of Salzburg13 May Bastien und Bastienne Bastien and Bastienne.
Weiskern and J. Muller . La finta semplice The feigned simpleton. Marco Coltelliniafter Carlo Goldoni. Mitridate, re di Ponto Mithridates, King of Pontus. Parini 's translation of Racine 's Mithridate. Teatro Regio DucalMilan26 December Ascanio in Alba Ascanius in Alba.
Festspiel  in two acts. Il sogno di Scipione Scipio's Dream. Azione teatraleor Serenata drammatica, in one act. Metastasiobased on Cicero 's Somnium Scipionis. Archbishop's Palace, Salzburg, probably 1 May . Giovanni de Gamerrarevised by Metastasio. La finta giardiniera The pretend garden-maid. Dramma giocoso in three acts . Probably Giuseppe Petrosellini . Il re pastore The Shepherd King.
Metastasioamended by Varescobased on Tasso 's Aminta . Frankfurt location unrecorded27 January Not performed during Mozart's lifetime. Idomeneo, re di Creta Idomeneus, King of Crete. Gottlieb Stephanie Lucky Star - Goo Goo Dolls - Superstar Car Wash, based on C. L'oca del Cairo The goose of Cairo. Not performed in Mozart's lifetime.
Lo sposo deluso The Deluded Bridegroom. Der Schauspieldirektor The Impresario. Le nozze di Figaro The Marriage of Figaro. Don Giovanni . HennebergF. GerlB. Schack and E. Theater auf der WiedenVienna, 11 September La clemenza di Tito The clemency of Titus.
Estates TheatrePrague, 6 September Theater auf der WiedenVienna, 30 September
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