The Marriage of Figaro
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
At the San Diego Civic Theatre
Figaro, a barber, matchmaker, and good natured schemer, has fallen in love. On the eve of his marriage to Susanna, his master Count Almaviva, sets his wandering eye on the bride-to-be. Servant and master engage in a battle of the wits as this opera covers a single day of mad capped adventure.
What is considered a “perfect” opera? Many look to Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro as the answer - a comic opera about a lecherous count who gets his comeuppance from his scheming servants. With some of the most recognizable music ever written for the opera stage, Mozart and his librettist Da Ponte, explore the rise of the servant class as they overthrow the ruling class with humor, wit, and biting satire. From the opening notes to the final curtain, Mozart’s score delivers a tangled love story that has delighted audiences for generations.
Sung in Italian with projected English translations.
The approximate run time is three hours and fifteen minutes, including one intermission.