6 May 2011 0 Comments

The Music of MOZART’S LAST ARIA: Vedrai carino

In the Prologue of my new historical thriller MOZART’S LAST ARIA, young Wolfgang hears his Aunt Nannerl singing an aria called “Vedrai carino” (“You will see, my dear”). In Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni, the aria is sung by a young woman named Zerlina, consoling her lover. This is a version of the aria sung by the wonderful Tennessean soprano Dawn Upshaw. It includes English subtitles, so you can see how tender and even a bit saucy the libretto is. I’ll be posting the music of MOZART’S LAST ARIA every day for the next two weeks, because naturally I had to make the music central to the story of the book. But you can see more videos of Mozart’s music here.

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