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After hearing of Mozart's talent, Emperor Joseph II has a conversation with influential figures in his court (Baron Van Swieten, Kapellmeister Bonno, Count Orsini-Rosenberg, and Salieri) about Mozart. The emperor asks them what they think about Mozart. Baron Van Swieten and Salieri admire Mozart and want the emperor to hire him while Kapellmeister Bonno and Count Orsini-Rosenburg tell the emperor that Mozart is subpar and that operas should only be done in Italian. Count Orsini-Rosenberg and Kapellmeister Bonno's negative responses appear to come from jealousy of Mozart. In the end, the emperor agrees to have Mozart as part of his court. A big reason for this is because Mozart's presence in Vienna would irritate the prince-archbishop.