Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, undisputed genius of music, received his first musical education from his father Leopold, a violinist and excellent musician, who soon imposed a strict discipline on his son and presented him as a child prodigy during his travels all over Europe.
Thanks to these travels Mozart had the chance to sojourn in Milano several times between 1769 and 1773: within three years Mozart spent almost 360 days here.
This was the Milano of Verri, Beccaria and Parini. Here Mozart wrote his first opera, Mitridate, Re del Ponto (Mitridate, king of Pontus), composed the Ascanio in Alba with libretto by Giuseppe Parini and Lucio Silla.
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