Prima la musica e poi le parole (‘First the Music and then the Words’)
- John A. Rice
Divertimento teatrale in one act by Antonio Salieri to a libretto by giovanni battista Casti; Vienna, Schönbrunn Orangerie, 7 February 1786.
Emperor Joseph II commissioned the opera for performance at Schönbrunn Palace; members of the Burgtheater’s Italian troupe presented it at one end of the orangery; at the other end members of the German troupe gave Mozart’s ...