Haydn: Orlando Paladino (1782)
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Orlando Furioso: music inspired by the epic poem
10. Haydn: Orlando Paladino (1782)
A rare opera by Haydn, 'Orlando Paladino' predates Mozart's Don Giovanni by five years and is a similar mix of the comic and the dramatic - it's even known as a 'dramma eroicomico'. In 2009, the Berlin Staatsoper gave the opera a storybook staging.