Andrés Hernández-Salazar - tenor, lecturer & singing teacher

Opera History Courses

The Operas of Mozart & Da Ponte

One of the most fruitful musical concurrences existed in late 18th-century Vienna between W A Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte. The resulting three masterpieces, namely The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Cosi fan tutte, have delighted audiences ever since. During this course we explore this fascinating collaboration while enjoying music from some of the greatest Mozart operas.


A Selected Bibliography:

‘Lorenzo Da Ponte: The Man Who Wrote Mozart’ by Anthony Holden

‘Lorenzo Da Ponte’ by Rodney Bolt

‘The Faber Pocket Guide to Mozart’ by Nicholas Kenyon

‘Mozart’s Women’ by Jane Glover

‘Who’s Who in Mozart’s Operas’ by Joachim Kaiser

‘Mozart the Dramatist’ by Brigid Brophy


A Selected Discography:

Diana Damrau ~ Arie di Bravura (Mozart, Salieri, Righini)

Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro. Vittorio Gui, cond.

Le Nozze Di Figaro. Harnoncourt, cond.

A Portrait of Frederica von Stade

Le Nozze Di Figaro. Östman, cond.

Bryn Terfel sings Tutto Mozart!

Mozart – Arias / Magdalena Kozená , Rattle

Recital: Janet Baker. Mozart Arias

Mozart: Don Giovanni. Harnoncourt, cond.

Mozart: Don Giovanni. Giulini, cond.

Vesselina Kasarova. Mozart: Arias