"Jetzt, Schätzchen, jetzt sind wir allein," "O wär ich schon mit dir vereint"

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.

—Victoria Bond

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