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Arbore di Diana, L’ (‘The Tree of Diana’)locked

  • Dorothea Link

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Dramma giocoso in two acts by Vicente Martín y Soler to a libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte; Vienna, Burgtheater, 1 October 1787.

For his third collaboration with Martín, commissioned for the marriage of Joseph II’s niece, Maria Theresa, Da Ponte ‘wanted a gentle subject, suited to the sweetness of his melodies which are felt in the soul but which few can imitate’. Da Ponte drew his ‘gentle subject’ from the repository of pastoral scenarios cultivated by the ...

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