Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro
Friday, November 9, 2012, 8 PM · Sunday, November 11, 2012, 2 PM
Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre
It’s an “Upstairs, Downstairs” world—filled with seduction, lust, infidelity, love and forgiveness—all woven together seamlessly with sublime music. The Count and Countess Almaviva’s clever maid Susanna and her fiancée, Figaro the valet, plot to outwit the Count and his philandering ways in this comedy many opera lovers consider Mozart’s most ‘perfectly’ written opera. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.
Featuring an All-Star Cast:
Joel Revzen, conductor • Fenlon Lamb, stage director • Starring Robert Gierlach as Figaro • Marian Pop as Count Almaviva • Twyla Robinson as Countess • Maureen O’Flynn as Susanna • Stephanie Foley-Davis as Cherubino • Peter Strummer as Dr. Bartolo • Susan Nicely as Marcellina • Jason Ferrante as Don Basilio and Don Curzio • Andrew Gray as Antonio • Alexandra Hale as Barbarina
The Count Almiviva is bored in his idyllic marriage to his faithful Countess and turns to the feudal privilege of droit de seigneur, the lord’s right to enjoy the bride of his servant on their wedding night. His engaged servants, Figaro and Susanna, as well as The Countess, object to his plans. A comedy unfolds as the Countess, Figaro and Susanna dupe the Count, and everyone in the household becomes part of the “day of madness.” Identities are exchanged, oaths of undying love are pledged and even the accomplices get confused. Read the complete synopsis and view video clips here.
Insights from conductor Joel Revzen
Go “Behind the Curtain”
Catch a special “Behind the Curtain” event with up-close-and-personal performances by the cast members, Thursday, November 1, hosted by the Friends of the Orlando Philharmonic. Read more & register here.
The Orlando Philharmonic’s production features all the music and all the drama of grand opera, complete with sets and costumes. This production is sung in Italian with English supertitles.
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