This article reviews the critical reception of Mozart's work in Barcelona and, in particular, the operatic corpus of the composer from Salzburg. The years 1787 and 1798 marked two important milestones with regard to the arrival of the works of Mozart in Barcelona: the former is the date of the first music performance of operatic fragments written by the composer and the latter is the year of the premiére of "Cosi fan tutte". This paper reviews and recreates - when documentary sources allow it - those operatic performances, as well as the only opera by Mozart staged in the nineteenth century, "Don Giovanni", and analyses its reception through the articles and reviews published in the press of that time. The article covers the late eighteenth century to the present, in the context of a city marked by the Italian tradition in musical tastes with a fixation on Wagner. However, since the last decade of the twentieth century, interest in Mozart finally is growing.
|Títol traduït de la contribució||Mozart and Barcelona: Remarks on the reception of an operatic repertoire|
|Nombre de pàgines||12|
|Estat de la publicació||Publicada - de juny 2012|