Love is a battlefield
Comedy, classism, and cross-dressing. All is fair in love and war in this new staging of Mozart’s timeless comedy of errors, widely considered the perfect opera. Mozart’s infectious score brings humor, drama, and humanity to this story of class conflict. It should be the happiest day of their lives, but the wily servant Figaro and his charming fiancée Susanna must fend off the philandering, arrogant Count Almaviva before he ruins everything. On a day filled with chaos and confusion in which disguised identities are revealed and shenanigans ensue, will the young lovers finally make it to the altar?
Preliminary runtime of 3 hours and 30 minutes, including one intermission.
Sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage.
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Figaro, valet to Count Almaviva, is measuring the floor, while Susanna, the Countess’ maid, puts the finishing touches on her bridal attire. They are to be married that very day, and as a wedding gift, the Count is giving them a bed and a new room to share. Figaro observes the room’s strategic location to both the Count and Countess’s apartments, but when Susanna realizes this now will be their lodgings, she is apprehensive.Read more...
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Child wonder, virtuoso performer and prolific creative artist, Mozart is the first composer whose operas have never been out of repertory. His prodigious talents were apparent very early in his life; by the age of four he could reproduce on the keyboard a melody played to him, at five he could play the violin with perfect intonation and at six he composed his first minuet.Read more...
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