'With its expert handling of evidence of all kinds, Rice's study must count as the best portrait yet of Mozart as a man of the theatre, sharply and convincingly drawn.' Eighteenth-Century Music
Presenting a fresh view of Mozart's achievements as a composer for the stage, John A. Rice considers Mozart's place in the operatic culture of his time. Linking the operas by topics, this book follows the processes that Mozart went through as he brought his operas from commission to performance.