MonU: Mozart, Da Ponte, and Class Politics In-Person
Please register in advance beginning March 27. It is no exaggeration to say that operatic collaborations between Mozart and his librettist, Lorenzo da Ponte, were revolutionary. Composing while American colonists were firing the shots heard round the world, then while the guillotine's blades slashed through institutionalized aristocracy during the French Reign of Terror, the cosmopolitan creators were clearly aware of the civil unrest defining the Western transition from monarchical subjects to national citizens. In this program, we examine each of the three Mozart/ Da Ponte operas - Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Cosi fan tutte - with an eye towards their exploration of class relations and social upheaval. Presented by Dr. Stephanie Ruozzo, Director of Education and Engagement, Cleveland Opera Theater. Space is limited. Please register to attend.
- Monday, April 10, 2023
- 6:30pm - 8:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Village Room