L'Oca del Cairo

The Goose of Cairo

Dramma giocosa per musica, in 3 acts

L'Oca del Cairo was not completed. The complete libretto exists, but Mozart composed only seven of the ten numbers (in short score) from Act 1, along with some recitative; another number was sketched. The music was composed in 1783. The existing music was first published in 1855, and performed in concert in 1860. Since 1867, several stageable versions have been prepared from the extant music and other compositions.