Deluded Bridegroom, The - Lo sposo deluso

(1784)

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Description
opera buffa in two acts
Genres
Opera
Text
Music by W.A Mozart. Adapted, with English words by John Coombs
Instrumentation
2222 - 2200 - timp - strings
Languages
English
Availability
Published by Warner/Chappell.  Administered for hire and stage rights worldwide (excluding North America, Germany, Austria and Switzerland) by Faber Music Ltd
 
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The Story
(Late 18th Century) 
The scene is a drawing-room where we find a young lady, Bettina, betrothed against her will to the foolish but rich Pulcherio, newly succeeded to a dukedom. By pretending to faint, Bettina manages to postpone the wedding long enough for her impecunious lover, Almiro, to obtain proof that he is the true heir to the dukedom. Thus Almiro turns the tables on Pulcherio and the scheming lawyer, Bocconio. Though originally planned as a full length entertainment with chorus, this work was left largely incomplete at the composer’s death. The adaptation utilises Mozart’s fragments to make a chamber piece for four characters lasting half an hour.
 
Principal Characters
Bettina
Pulcherio
Almiro
Bocconio
 
Principal Musical Numbers
Information available on request
 
 

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