Can true love shake up the social order and help fight social inequalities? The Marriage of Figaro, a landmark work by the great Mozart, is a comic opera that is intended as a critique of the French bourgeoisie of the time - a class seriously weakened and on the verge of collapsing. This is the very first time that rising star Nicolas Ellis will be conducting at the Opéra de Montréal.
A CLEVER MAN WILL MAKE THE MIGHTY PAY
We find ourselves in Seville, in the South of Spain. Figaro and Susanna, valet and chambermaid of the Count and Countess Almaviva, are in love and are about to join their destinies together. But their marriage preparations are threatened by a number of traps and obstacles set up by a devious Count Almaviva, who is infatuated with the bride-to-be. Will the union of Figaro and Susanna prevail?
To all ticket holders: a free pre-concert presentation will take place one hour before each performance at the Piano nobile in Place des Arts.
Moderator: Pierre Vachon, musicologist
Salzburg, 1756 – Vienna, 1791
CHOEUR DE L'OPÉRA DE MONTRÉAL
SETS & COSTUMES Leslie Travers / LIGHTING Thomas C. Hase / CHOREOGRAPHY Eric Sean Fogel / PRODUCTION Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Opera Philadelphia, San Diego Opera, Palm Beach Opera