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Description - Memoirs Of Lorenzo Da Ponte by Lorenzo Da Ponte

Plot and counterplot lie at the heart of Don Giovanni, Cosi fan tutte, and The Marriage of Figaro, the three brilliant libretti that Lorenzo Da Ponte prepared for Mozart. They were also central to Da Ponte's own extraordinary life. His Memoirs record a fantastic variety of romantic, political, and professional intrigues, and tell of meetings with a host of remarkable men. In a life that took him from the canals of Venice to the streets of New York, Da Ponte was at different times priest, professional gambler, proprietor of a bordello, political agitator, court poet, impresario, grocery store owner, and the first professor of Italian literature at Columbia University. His Memoirs, a minor classic of Italian literature, are the picaresque and engrossing story of a man of enormous talent and unsurpassed flair who was, above all, an indefatigable survivor.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780940322356
ISBN-10: 0940322358
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 126mm x 30mm)
Pages: 472
Imprint: NYRB Classics
Publisher: The New York Review of Books, Inc
Publish Date: 31-May-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Lorenzo Da Ponte

Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749-1838) was born Emanuele Conegliano, the son of a tanner in a Jewish ghetto near Venice. His father had the family baptized, changing their name to Da Ponte in honor of the local bishop, and enrolled his son in a seminary, where the young Da Ponte soon mastered Latin and the works of the great Italian poets. Da Ponte's long and exceptionally varied career led him across Europe and, eventually, to New York, where he died some years after opening the city's first opera house. Charles Rosen's most recent book is Piano Notes: The World of the Pianist. (November 2008)

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