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L'Albania in Mozart


Abstract


In Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte", the librettist Lorenzo da Ponte's choice of two protagonist officers disguised as Albanian aristocrats can be read both in relation to the taste of the time for turquerie, and also as connected to his wide historical and cultural perspective.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i22804250v11i1p193

Keywords: Albania; Da Ponte; Kingdom of Naples; Ottoman empire and European wars

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