Le nozze di Figaro
Published in Paris shortly before the French Revolution, the play Der tolle Tag oder Die Hochzeit des Figaro (The Mad Day, or the Marriage of Figaro) caused a scandal. The comedy poked fun at the state of things at the time: an arbitrary and amoral nobility, a corrupt judiciary, and a mendacious political elite. This explosive, politically-charged work caught Mozart’s attention in Vienna. Together with his librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte, he set to work in defiance of the threat of censorship. The result: Le nozze di Figaro is one of the most inspiring, brilliant, and profound operas in all of music history. The director for our new production will examine the opera – and its aggressive men, confident women, and pervasive sexual desire – and its relevance and suitability for the present day.
Premiere 19 Jun 2022
22, 25, 28 Jun; 01, 03, 07, 10 Jul 2022