Don Giovanni von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
12,5 in. x 17 in. frame
1 handwritten page - French
'The Opera of all Operas'
Don Giovanni, Mozart's most celebrated opera, was first performed 29 January 1787 at the Nostitz theatre in Prague. The libretto, inspired by the story of Don Juan, was written by Da Ponte, and popularized by Tirso de Molina, author of El Burlador de Sevilla (1630).
This is Mozart's partition for the ouverture of the famous opéra.
According to legend, Mozart wrote these ouverture pages the night before the dress rehearsal.