2hr. 10min. (1 intermission)
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
That True Phoenix is the story of Lorenzo Da Ponte: the most interesting man you've never heard of. Far more than just the librettist for Mozart's greatest operas, Da Ponte still ended up as a mere footnote in history. Based on his own highly embellished memoirs, That True Phoenix chronicles Da Ponte's life from exiled revolutionary schoolteacher in Venice to disgraced court poet in Vienna to Pennsylvania grocery story owner, to Columbia University professor in New York City and tells the true story of a perpetual immigrant who changed his story to become the true embodiment of the American dream.