Axur, re d’Ormus (‘Axur, King of Ormus’)
- John A. Rice
Dramma tragicomico in five acts by Antonio Salieri to a libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte after Pierre-Augustin Beaumarchais libretto Tarare; Vienna, Burgtheater, 8 January 1788.
The opera was first conceived as a translation into Italian of Salieri’s last opera for Paris, Tarare (1787), but Da Ponte and Salieri abandoned the translation in favour of a new opera based freely on Beaumarchais’ libretto. Da Ponte’s text follows ...