Mozart Performs "Ascanio in Alba" for the First Time at Archduke Ferdinand's Wedding

Ascanio in Alba is performed to celebrate the wedding of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria and Princess Maria Beatrice Ricciarda d'Este of Modena.

Ascanio in Alba, K. 111, is a pastoral opera in two parts (Festa teatrale in due atti) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to an Italian libretto by Giuseppe Parini. This youthful opera by Mozart contains outstanding arias and brilliant moments of musical drama.