Composition of the Day 2017.04.01 09:00
[. . .] The opera opens with a Mozartian banter between the two; Jaquino pressing his affections and Marzelline rejecting them. Listen to the lighthearted music tricking the audience into thinking this would be a comedy.
After that Marzelline sings an aira expanding on her love for Fidelio. Her music is florid and in the style of Mozart and his contemporary Cherubini, another composer Beethoven admired.