MAY 8 • 11 • 13 → 7:30 PM
SUNDAY, MAY 16 → 2:00 PM

Preview

Language: 
Italien (Subtitles : Français et anglais)
Duration: 
2h30

Summary

Mozart’s genius displayed in some of his most gorgeous arias, in a historically inspired version sure to charm all opera lovers. Discover or rediscover this lyric work that consistently delivers satisfaction, featuring our own greatest singers.

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Composer

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  >

Even before reaching adulthood, Mozart had already made his opera debut with the Latin intermezzo Apollo and Hyacinth (1767), followed by the opera buffa The Pretended Simpleton (1769). With his prodigious ability for assimilation, he put the music he heard during his European tours to good use. In Milan, he composed his first opera seria, Mitridate (1770), which was a great success and led to the commission of a second opera seria, Lucio Silla (1772).

Stage Director

Stephen Lawless  >

Stephen Lawless has directed productions for most of the major opera companies worldwide, particularly in North America. Most recent engagements include Le nozze di Figaro (Cincinnati, San Diego and Palm Beach), Romeo et Juliette (Barcelone), Anna Bolena (Canadian Opera Company), Roberto Devereux (San Francisco et Los Angeles), The Elixir of Love (Seattle), Lucia di Lammermoor (Oldenburg), Cosi fan Tutte (Essen), Manon Lescaut (The Grange Festival, UK) and Katya Kabanova (Scottish Opera and Magdeburg).

Synopsis

  • Synopsis

    The palace of the Count Almaviva, near Seville, at the end of the 18th century. Susanna, the Countess Almaviva’s chamber maid, and Figaro, the Count’s personal valet, are preparing for their wedding.But their marriage could be spoiled by the advances of the Count who is determined to seduce the bride-to-be. With the help of the Countess, who has been neglected by her philandering husband, Figaro and Susanna must use all their imagination to outsmart Almaviva, avoid the traps laid by Marcellina, Bartolo and Basilio, and take advantage of Cherubino's awkward attempts at romance. Punctuated by a series of improbable events, which evolve into touching moments of melancholy, the Day of Madness will see each mask fall one by one, revealing the true nature of the wearer’s heart.