“Don’t never forget your true and faithfull friend”, wrote Mozart in a visitor’s book while he was attempting to learn English. He was clearly less precocious with language study than he was as a composer, and that endearing mistake with ‘never’ reminds us that he may have been a genius but he was also human. As an opera composer he went from prodigy to trailblazer within a couple of decades, yet his four most enduring lyric works all celebrate simple yet universal qualities like love and lust.

Lived 1756-1791
Mostly in Salzburg, Vienna
Best known for Symphonies, The Magic Flute
Similar to Haydn, Gluck, Salieri, JC Bach, Boccherini

Take the three operas Mozart wrote with...