>> Saturday, September 8, 2007
Steph found this wonderful live web radio station that broadcasts from the Stephansdom in Vienna! Here we are in Stillwater, OK, listening to Mozart's Lo sposo deluso, K 430, live from Vienna!
Mozart composed this particular opera in the spring of 1783, for the brand new Italian Opera Company, which included the young, newly hired, English/Italian soprano, Anna Selina "Nancy" Storace, the soprano for whom he later created the role of Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro. Mozart abandoned the production of Lo sposo deluso in favor of Figaro when the librettist, Lorenzo da Ponte, proposed a libretto for it in 1785.
And to think, I'm listening to Mozart, live from the city where he composed this very work!