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By Ian Woodfield

The Italian opera corporation in Prague controlled via Pasquale Bondini and Domenico Guardasoni performed a relevant position in selling Mozart's operas in the course of the ultimate years of his existence. utilizing a variety of basic assets which come with the wonderful collections of eighteenth-century opera posters and live performance programmes in Leipzig and the Indice de' teatrali spettacoli, an almanac of Italian singers and dancers, this research examines the yearly schedules, recruitment networks, casting guidelines and repertoire decisions of this crucial corporation. Ian Woodfield indicates how Italian-language performances of Figaro, Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte and los angeles clemenza di Tito flourished alongside the well known cultural axis linking Prague in Bohemia to Dresden and Leipzig in Saxony. the real half performed through live performance performances of operatic arias within the early reception of Mozart's works can be mentioned and new details is gifted in regards to the reception of Josepha Duschek and Mozart in Leipzig.

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