A break from Antonio Salieri
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Lorenzo da Ponte: the scandalous life of the man who wrote Mozart's words
4. A break from Antonio Salieri
Da Ponte received a letter of introduction to the composer Antonio Salieri from his friend Caterino Mazzolà - the poet of the Saxon court. With the help of Salieri, Da Ponte applied for and got the post of librettist to the Italian Theatre in Vienna. As court librettist, Da Ponte was able to collaborate with Mozart, Salieri and Soler.