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Lorenzo Da Ponte
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    (March 10, 1749-August 17, 1838)
    Born near Venice, Italy
    Birth name was Emmanuel Conegliano
    Relocated to Vienna, Trieste, London, New York and Philadelphia
    Wrote librettos for the Mozart operas 'The Marriage of Figaro (1786),' 'Don Giovanni (1787)' and 'Cosi fan tutte (1790)'
    He converted from Judaism to Catholicism to fit in, even joining the priesthood.
    Despite being a priest, has was a notorious womanizer.
    His scandalous sex life got him banished from Venice.
    His political opinions got him banished from Vienna.
    He was often banished.
    He was a compulsive gambler.
    He was gullible, and often lent money to people who weren't trustworthy.
    He couldn't hold down a job, working as a priest, a poet, an opera producer, a tobacconist, a pharmacist, a bookshop owner, and a teacher of Italian.
    He was full of energy.
    He was very well read.
    He suffered financial hardship his whole life.
    He became a beloved Italian professor at Columbia University.
    He helped to introduce Italian opera to the United States.
    His librettos are biting and satirical.
    'Figaro,' 'Giovanni,' and 'Cosi' are three of the greatest operas of all time.

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro

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