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Armando Guerra

How did an 18th century Italian Jew become over the course of his life a Catholic priest, a bookseller, a professor of Italian, a grocer in the United States -- and the librettist of some of the best operas written, Mozart's Marriage of Figaro, Cosi fan Tutte, and Don Giovanni? Kurt got the answers when he talked to Rodney Bolt, who wrote the recent biography of Lorenzo Da Ponte, called Librettist of Venice.

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