The Marriage of Figaro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
A limited number of handicap tickets is available. Please contact us for details.
When Pierre Beaumarchais wrote Le Mariage de Figaro in 1778, the play was outright revolutionary. Though disguised as a witty comedy, it was a biting social commentary. Set at the estate of Count Almaviva on the wedding day of his servant Figaro, it is a comedy of errors, mistaken identities, jealousy, lust, and ultimately—the triumph of love and justice. At the heart of the plot are the Count’s attempts at seducing Figaro’s fiancée Susanna, thus secretly reestablishing the ancient droit du seigneur. Through various machinations, the servants band together to outwit the Count, who is ultimately forced to publicly beg his wife’s forgiveness for his philandering.
Based on Lorenzo da Ponte’s ingenious Italian libretto, Mozart’s score is sublimely beautiful. Just as relevant today as two hundred years ago, Le nozze di Figaro remains one of the most beloved operas in the standard operatic repertoire.
Our fully-staged production is accompanied by a chamber orchestra.
Performances 7:00 PM, July 20th and 21st, 2018
Marshall Theatre in Kenneth W. Ford Hall, Linfield College
Conductor: Barbara Day Turner
Stage Director: Daniel Helfgot
Sung in Italian with projected English translations.