The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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'''''The Marriage of Figaro''''' (, ), K. 492, is an opera buffa (comic opera) in four acts composed in 1786 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with an Italian libretto written by Lorenzo Da Ponte. It premiered at the Burgtheater in Vienna on 1 May 1786. The opera's libretto is based on a stage comedy by Pierre Beaumarchais, ''La folle journée, ou le Mariage de Figaro'' (first performed in 1784).

''The Marriage of Figaro'' is now regarded as a cornerstone of the standard operatic repertoire, and it appears among the top ten at the Operabase list of the most-performed operas worldwide.

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