NZ Opera Presents the Marriage of Figaro (matinee)
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|Sun 13 Jun ’10, 2:30pm–5:30pm||
Where: ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages
Event listed by: nzopera
Mozart’s much-loved opera The Marriage of Figaro is a rollicking tale of love, lust and long-held secrets. The action takes place over one crazy, passion-fuelled day full of plots, double crosses and seductions.
The composer must have known he was playing with fire when, from the starchy confines of Vienna, he threw his musical genius into an adaptation of Beaumarchais’ scandalous new play, Le Mariage de Figaro. He let his hot-blooded characters run riot with the current notions of class and aristocracy: in it, the Count is a rival to his servant for the affections of a maid and loses the game. Both play and opera were a roaring success.
In this brand new production New Zealand bass Wade Kernot sings Figaro, with celebrated Italian soprano Nuccia Focile plays the Countess. Aidan Lang will make his NZ directing debut and renowned opera and orchestral conductor Lionel Friend will take the baton.
With the Chapman Tripp Opera Chorus
Accompanied by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
Sung in Italian with English surtitles
Subscription bookings are available for the 2010 Opera Season, discover more at www.nzopera.com