Mozart's Marriage of Figaro Tickets
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Seattle Symphony Orchestra: Mozart's Marriage of Figaro tickets at Benaroya Hall,Seattle,WA on 2/26 7:30PM
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Seattle Symphony Orchestra: Mozart's Marriage of Figaro tickets at Benaroya Hall,Seattle,WA on 2/28 8:00PM
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A comic opera that spans over four acts, the Marriage of Figaro is one of the most famous, most performed and most loved operas. It is part of the trilogy of Figaro, and has often been hailed as one of Mozart's best works. Fuss free, full of laughs and hugely entertaining, this is a definite charmer. The very first recorded review of the opera state that the music is a “wealth of ideas,” contains “so many beauties,” and that the opera was “drawn from one source of innate genius.” It is no wonder then that the opera has become a classic over the years and has gained international recognition.
The plot of the opera is set in Count Almaviva's residence. The count and his wife live together with a plethora of servants, of whom Figaro has become the head. Figaro is engaged to a maid in the countess' service; Suzanne. As the marriage of Suzanne and Figaro draws closer, both realize that the count has designs on this future bride. Using quick witted humor, his sharp sense of timing and a little help from the countess, Figaro manages to keep his future wife away from the deviant count. Ultimately, Figaro and Suzanne manage to marry each other without the count ruining their plans. The story in itself is funny and the score adds to the dramatic value of the opera. All in all, this is one must-watch opera for all those who want to relax on a night out.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on the 27 January, 1756 and since the young age of five, he has been composing music. Today, he is considered one of the most talented and influential composers of all time. As well as championing the classical genre, Mozart also gave out some of the most innovative pieces of writing. His work has been characterized as deeply personal, and the delicacy of his compositions is complimented perfectly by the deeply complex structures and movements that he uses in his works. It is no wonder then, that the ingenuity that Mozart brought to classical music made him a source of inspiration for many, including the legendary Beethoven.
In 1985, Mozart joined forces with Lorenzo Da Ponte to create an operatic version of the play, La folle journee, ou le Mariage de Figaro. Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais was a French playwright who penned the Figaro trilogy. The plays, in chronological order, are: Le Barbier de Seville, Le Mariage de Figaro and La Mere coupable. The main characters of the plays were Figaro, his love Suzanne who later also became his wife, the Count of Almaviva and the Countess of Almaviva. Circa the 1800's, the plays take place in an unspecified part of Spain. Originally, Beaumarchais wrote the plays with heavy political and social undertones. He meant to use the plot and the characters to delineate the socio-political and economic problems around the time of the French Revolution. However, the adaptation of the plays for Mozart's opera required a little tweaking of the original content.
When Mozart and Ponte started working on the opera, Ponte, as the librettist, omitted the more controversial parts of play and added in comical replacements such as laments against unfaithful wives, etc. It is to the merit of Ponte, that even while censoring the play, he managed to retain the story so perfectly. The play first debuted in 1786 and was an instant hit with the audiences. Mozart was highly praised and his work on the opera was widely acclaimed as a masterpiece. Today, the Marriage of Figaro has become a standard among operas and is ranked at number six on the list of the most performed operas of all time.
A four act, four hour long opera, this is one performance that is sure to leave the audience in stitches from laughing. While the run time maybe long, the opera is well worth the watch. It is the perfect way to celebrate the genius of Mozart, and the story of a common man, Figaro, who has become one of the most loved and most watched characters on stage. For a night of sheer entertainment, purchase Mozarts Marriage of Figaro tickets today.