Lorenzo Da Ponte - the lyricist
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Key people in Mozart's music and life
10. Lorenzo Da Ponte - the lyricist
Lorenzo Da Ponte wrote the words for Mozart’s three biggest opera hits, The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Cosi fan tutte. He was quite a character in his time and scandal of one sort or another was never far away from him. He was much sought after as a lyricist by other composers too.