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Topic - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
A round-faced young man with a thick head of hair depicted in a tiny 18th century portrait that had the experts puzzled for centuries now has a name _ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Famed for her beauty that matched her serene voice, Swiss-born diva Lisa Della Casa swept up crowds at opera houses of the past century with an elegant and radiant style that established her as one of the finest sopranos of her generation.
"La Clemenza di Tito," written just months before Mozart's death in 1791, is a curiosity among his operas, a throwback to an archaic style he had moved beyond. But what a glorious throwback it is!
Move over Mozart. Toes in Salzburg are tapping to a new beat as residents finally embrace the Hollywood musical that put them on the map nearly half a century ago.
he Washington area is never far from another performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's popular opera "Die Zauberfloete" — better known here as "The Magic Flute." This time around, it was the Wolf Trap Opera Company's turn to stage the work, borrowing minimalist sets from the New York City Opera for two performances this past weekend at the Filene Center in Vienna.
He says the same experts concluded that another portrait, showing a youth holding a bird's nest, was not Mozart, as had been believed.