Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro, 'Sullaria'
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The Katherine Jenkins Collection - Mozart and Beethoven
3. Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro, 'Sullaria'
Mozart wrote 41 symphonies and 27 piano concertos. Yet he considered opera to be the supreme musical language, where everything was perfectly possible and, with a genius such as Mozart’s, possibly perfect. Mozart had just hit 30 and had been enjoying one of his most successful periods when The Marriage of Figaro received its premiere. One contemporary reporter wrote, 'the joy which this music causes is so far removed from all sensuality that one cannot speak of it. Where could words be found that are worthy to describe such joy?’ 'This piece, Sullaria, is absolutely sublime,' says Katherine. 'You might remember it from its use in the wonderful film, The Shawshank Redemption.'