SEDUCTION, JEALOUSY, DECEPTION...JUST ANOTHER WEDDING DAY!
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART / LORENZO DA PONTE
The Marriage of Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro)
In Italian with Projected English Titles
Production adapted from The Glimmerglass Festival
"It felt like a complete whirlwind, a kind of out-of-body experience.
But it was one of the best times I think I've ever had onstage."
--Amanda Majeski, who stepped into the role of the Countess at Lyric Opera of Chicago
with one day's notice (The Chicago Tribune)
The barber of Seville is getting hitched today! Handsome Figaro, now the personal valet to Count Almaviva, is head over heels for sweet Susanna, the Countess's maid. It's certainly a day of madness in the palace--especially with the Count's lustful designs on the bride-to-be. So Figaro hatches a plan to outfox his master and expose his wandering ways with a barrage of humiliating tricks. Soon, everyone's involved in the farcical antics, from a vengeful doctor and his matronly housekeeper to a bumbling teenage page!
Mozart's breathlessly paced comic masterpiece--one of the world's all-time favorites based on French playwright Beaumarchais's "sequel" to The Barber of Seville--comes to vibrant life through enchanting music marked by glorious arias, tender duets, and of course the celebrated effervescent overture. Clever disguises and absurd mix-ups keep the laughs and surprises coming in this charming exploration of the perils of temptation, the grace of forgiveness, and the triumph of love.