The Marriage of Figaro (includes Sull'aria from The Shawshank Redemption, Non piú andrai, Se vuol ballare)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Down 23, falling to its lowest ever position. 1st time out of the Top 100. 16th of Mozart's 21 entries.
This chaotic comedy of deception ends up with a moral about forgiveness. Although the play by Beaumarchais on which The Marriage of Figaro is based was at first banned in Vienna because of its satire of the aristocracy, the opera became one of Mozart's most successful works. It features the aria 'Voi che sapete' and other timeless tunes.
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