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Le Nozze di Figaro

Le Nozze di Figaro

Story & Setting:

A perennial favorite of opera houses, Le Nozze di Figaro follows the household drama, schemes, and romantic entanglements of nobles and servants in a Seville manor estate. The complex plot and interconnected storylines are presented through some of Mozart’s most beautiful vocal writing. Sir Richard Eyre’s production updates the setting to the 1930s, which creates lovely visual and dramatic parallels for fans of Downton Abbey.

Opera Notes:

Le Nozze di Figaro is based off of Pierre Beaumarchais’ farcical trilogy that served as a commentary on 18th Century society. Deemed extremely scandalous in its time, the piece would inspire two of the most famous operas: Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Le Nozze di Figaro. The latter was the first of three comic opera collaborations between Mozart and librettist Lorenzo da Ponte.

Sung in

Italian

Length: 

3 hours & 25 minutes

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

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