A critical and popular success from its 1786 debut, Mozart's musical comedy elevated the opera buffa to new heights. Le nozze di Figaro ("The Marriage of Figaro"), ossia la folle giornata ("or The Day of Madness") reassembles characters from The Barber of Seville for a romantic romp involving mistaken identities, remarkable coincidences, and the triumph of true love.
This authoritative practice and performance edition presents Lorenzo da Ponte's vocal score, originally published by Casa Ricordi, Milan. Ideal for study, practice, and performance, it contains the complete vocal music with a piano reduction of the orchestral score. Vocalists, voice majors and teachers, and rehearsal pianists will rejoice in this high-quality, low-cost edition of Mozart's masterpiece. Note: Lyrics are in the original Italian only.
Dover (2001) republication of the vocal score from an authoritative early edition.