The Lives And Loves Of Lorenzo Da Ponte

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By Paul Dodgson

The extraordinary story of Mozart's Librettist, Lorenzo Da Ponte.

From priesthood to poetry, from womanising to bankruptcy, Da Ponte's life was packed with intrigue and adventure.

Da Ponte collaborated with Mozart and wrote the librettos for Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro and Cosi Fan Tutti - so how did he end up 20 years later bankrupt?

Old Lorenzo....Gerald Harper

Monsignor - The Bishop of Ceneda....Robert Pickavance

Young Lorenzo....Bertie Carvel

Mozart....Paul Dodgson

Doriguti....Tom George

Joseph II....Alexander Delamere

Angioletta Bellaudi....Julia Routhwaite

Boy Lorenzo....Adam Paulden

Directed by Pauline Harris