Prima la musica e poi le parole

Prima la musica e poi le parole

Prima la musica e poi le parole, also called Prima la musica, poi le parole is an opera in one act by Antonio Salieri. It was first performed on February 7, 1786 in Vienna, following a commission by the Emperor Joseph II. The opera was first performed at one end of the orangery of the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna by an Italian troupe: simultaneously, Mozart's Der Schauspieldirektor was staged at the other end. The libretto was written by Giovanni Battista Casti. The title of the opera is the theme of Richard Strauss's opera Capriccio which debates the relative importance of music and drama in opera. ... more on Wikipedia

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