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Mitridate, re di Ponto

Julian Rushton

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, issue Published in print December 1992 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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Dramma per musica in three acts, K87/74 a, by wolfgang amadeus Mozart to a libretto by vittorio amedeo Cigna-santi after Giuseppe Parini’s translation of jean Racine’s Mithridate (see Mithridates); Milan, Regio Ducal Teatro, 26 December 1770.

Mitridate was commissioned for Carnival 1771; Mozart wrote the recitatives and overture while touring Italy in 1770. Reaching Milan on 18 October, he was forced to write and rewrite the arias quickly; the castrato

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