The Librettist of Venice

The Remarkable Life of Lorenzo Da Ponte: Mozart's Poet, Casanova's Friend, and Italian Opera's Impresario in America

by Rodney Bolt

Hardcover, 428 pages, St Martins Pr, List Price: $29.95 | purchase

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The Librettist of Venice
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The Remarkable Life of Lorenzo Da Ponte: Mozart's Poet, Casanova's Friend, and Italian Opera's Impresario in America
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Rodney Bolt

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Chronicles the colorful life and times of Lorenzo da Ponte, the librettist for Mozart's acclaimed operas, including Don Giovanni and The Marriage of Figaro, a man who was a friend of Casanova, ex-priest, poet, notorious lover, founder of New York's first opera house, the first professor of Italian at Columbia University, and New York shop owner.