Composer Information

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ( 27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. Mozart showed prodigious ability from his earliest childhood. Already competent on keyboard and violin, he composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty. At 17, he was engaged as a court musician in Salzburg, but grew restless and travelled in search of a better position, always composing abundantly. While visiting Vienna in 1781, he was dismissed from his Salzburg position. He chose to stay in the capital, where he achieved fame but little financial security. During his final years in Vienna, he composed many of his best-known symphonies, concertos, and operas, and portions of the Requiem, which was largely unfinished at the time of his death. The circumstances of his early death have been much mythologized. He was survived by his wife Constanzeand two sons. He composed over 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers, and his influence on subsequent Western art music is profound;Beethoven composed his own early works in the shadow of Mozart, and Joseph Haydn wrote that "posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years." [source from Wikipedia]

Work Information

This comic opera is one of the most outstanding operas of Mozart, which is completed in 1786. The Italian libretto is written by Lorenzo Da Ponte and adapted from the comedy of the same name by the French playwright Pierre Beaumarchais. The short and delicate overture is one of the well-know tunes, which is vigorous, effective and easy in perking up the mood. This overture is often perfromed individually departing from the opera.

Work Alias: Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492 (The Marriage of Figaro) 費加洛婚禮,作品K. 492 费加洛婚礼,作品K. 492