The Marriage of Figaro
by W. A. Mozart
Fri, Apr 30 - Sun, May 2
Overture Hall: $19 - $139
Due to the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Madison Opera has cancelled its production of The Marriage of Figaro.
Many of the artists involved in The Marriage of Figaro will be involved in a Digital Winter+Spring season, which will include performances and discussions, building on what Madison Opera created for its Digital Fall season.
Approximately 3 hours including one intermission
Not suitable for children under 6
Perfect music. Imperfect humans.
In 1786, Mozart revolutionized opera. Taking Beaumarchais’ play about servants and nobility – so incendiary that it was banned in Vienna – Mozart composed an opera that is both funny and moving, creating a sublime masterpiece.
The opera takes place on one day, and tells of Susanna and Figaro’s maneuvering to get married as they plot around the Count with the help of the Countess and several people with their own agendas. Music elevates every moment, and the flaws of humanity give way to the beauty of compassion.
One of the greatest operas ever written, Figaro is ever-young, ever-wise, and ever-transcendent.
Sung in Italian with projected English translations.