Opera and Liberty

About this Collection

Many operas deal with the themes of liberty and oppression. We have gathered our collection of opera libretti here.

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Mozart’s Opera Marriage of Figaro

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (author)

One of Mozart’s most popular operas, with a libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte, based upon the notorious play by Beaumarchais. The play had been banned in 1786 because it questioned the legitimacy and rationality of the aristocracy by…