Lo Sposo Deluso

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Composer:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Librettist:

Lorenzo da Ponte ??

Premiere:

the opera was never performed

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Not entered yet.

Libretto:

Lo Sposo Deluso Libretto

Translation(s):

Deutsch

About the opera Lo Sposo Deluso

Lo sposo deluso, ossia La rivalità  di tre donne per un solo amante (The Deluded Bridegroom, or The Rivalry of Three Women for One Lover) is a two act opera buffa, K. 430, composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart between 1783 and 1784. However, the opera was never completed and only a 20 minute fragment from Act I exists.
Mozart had originally planned to have the opera performed by a seven member Italian troupe in Vienna. Although it was once thought that Lorenzo Da Ponte might have been the author of the libretto, scholarship by Alessandra Campana has established that the libretto was written by an unknown Italian poet for Domenico Cimarosa's opera Le donne rivali, which he composed for the Rome carnival season of 1780. According to Neal Zaslaw, Cimarosa's librettist may have been Giuseppe Petrosellini, the house poet of the Teatro Valle where Le donne rivali premiered. (Petrosellini was also the probable librettist of Mozart's earlier opera La finta giardiniera). For Lo sposo deluso, Mozart had the characters in Le donne rivali expanded from five to seven, renamed the original five, and established the cast of singers for whom he would be writing. It is unclear why he abandoned the work, although Zaslaw has proposed that it was a combination of the difficulties presented by re-writing and adapting the libretto for the Viennese audience and the fact that in 1785, Da Ponte had finally come through with the libretto for Le nozze di Figaro.
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Roles in Lo Sposo Deluso

Bocconio Papparelli Bass
Eugenia Soprano
Don Asdrubale Tenor
Bettina Soprano
Pulcherio Tenor
Gervasio Bass
Metilde Soprano

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Arias from Lo Sposo Deluso

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Nacqui all'aura trionfale Popularity:

Opera: Sposo Deluso, LoComposer: MozartAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Eugenia
2Ah! che ridere! Popularity:

Opera: Sposo Deluso, LoComposer: MozartAct: 1

Type: quartetVoice: S T T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bettina/Asdrubale/Pulcherio/Bocconio
3Che accidenti! Che tragedia! Popularity:

Opera: Sposo Deluso, LoComposer: MozartAct: 1

Type: trioVoice: S T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Eugenia/Asdrubale/Bocconio
4Dove mai trovar quell ciglio? Popularity:

Opera: Sposo Deluso, LoComposer: MozartAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pulcherio