Jan #2. Who in the World?
By Alice Henry
January 3, 2018 4:34pm CST
Most everyone knows who Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is or was, because he composed numerous operas, including "Cosi fan tutte," "Don Giovanni" and "The Marriage of Figaro" one of my favorites. But, did you know Lorenzo Da Ponte wrote the words for all three of these operas? I wondered why I had never heard of him. Well, here's why, I guess. After writing these operas, he moved from Europe in 1808, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and opened a grocery store. Who knew?
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I did not know him before you wrote about him. he briefly ran a grocery store in America according to Wikipedia.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Lorenzo Da Ponte Engraving by Michele Pekenino after Nathaniel Rogers Lorenzo Da Ponte (10 March 1749 – 17 August 1838) was an Italian, later American opera librettist, poet and Roman Cat