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22 Mar 2006

Mozart on Beer Bottles, Paris Opera Roughs Up `Figaro'

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000088&sid=a_G8y_dpKvv0&refer=culture

By Jorg von Uthmann [Bloomberg.com, 22 March 2006]

March 22 (Bloomberg) -- Lorenzo da Ponte's libretto and Mozart's music for ``Le Nozze di Figaro'' (1786) transformed stock characters of the opera buffa tradition into human beings, making it one of the most sophisticated operas.

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