The Low Down Goes to the Opera

The Cagliari Opera House, one of Italy's most renowned opera companies, presented the first modern rendering of the opera in the Rotunda of Columbia's Low Library. In this episode, The Low Down's Acacia O'Connor takes you on a trip to the opera with the works of Lorenzo Da Ponte, the author of Mozart’s most important opera librettos, and the first professor of Italian at Columbia.

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_G5B0087-2_Ape_Musicale_by_Lorenzo_da_Ponte_at_Columbus_University_with_Teatro_Lirico_of_Cagliari.jpg                                                                          (Image Credit: Priamo Tolu)