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07 Aug 2006

Mozart’s Singspiels and ‘The Magic Flute’ at the Salzburg Festival

damrau.pngBy ANTHONY TOMMASINI [NY Times, 7 August 2006]

SALZBURG, Austria, Aug. 6 — It may seem a stretch to consider a composer who died at 35 to have had a late period. But one of the goals of “Mozart 22,” the Salzburg Festival’s presentation this summer of Mozart’s complete operatic works in full productions, is to demonstrate how much he developed as an opera composer in the 23 years between his first and last stage works.

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