Le Nozze di Figaro / The Marriage of Figaro
Ossia la folle giornata / The Day of Madness
An Italian Opera Buffa (Comic Opera) in Four Acts by W.A. Mozart
Based on a stage comedy by Pierre Beaumarchais
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
Director Andy Maton | Conductor Kinza Tyrrell
Saturday, August 17 @ 7pm
Sunday, August 18 @ 2pm
Koerner Recital Hall - 1270 Chestnut Drive, Vancouver BC
ADMISSION BY DONATION - “First come/First serve – Pay what you can!
Come experience a piano accompanied “Berlusconi” influenced production of“Le Nozze di Figaro ~ The Day of Madness!”, which recounts a single “day of madness” (la folle giornata) in the palace of the Count Almaviva. Dr. Bartolo is seeking revenge against Figaro for thwarting his plans to marry Rosina (The Countess) himself; and Count Almaviva has degenerated from his romantic tenor youth into a scheming, bullying, skirt-chasing baritone. Having gratefully given Figaro a job as head of his servant-staff, he is now persistently trying to obtain the favors of Figaro’s bride-to-be, Susanna. He keeps finding excuses to delay the civil part of the wedding of his two servants, which is arranged for this very day. Figaro, Susanna, and the Countess conspire to embarrass the Count and expose his scheming. He responds by trying to compel Figaro legally to marry a woman old enough to be his mother, but it turns out at the last minute that she is really his mother. Through Figaro’s and Susanna’s clever manipulations, the Count’s love for his Countess is finally restored.
Le Nozze di Figaro is an entertaining, engaging and enormously funny opera that will cause audiences to fall in love with Mozart’s characterizations of relationships and the effects of seduction.
This will be Vancouver Summer Opera Studio’s 3nd annual performance. A training program for aspiring opera singers, our three week program culminates in two staged performances of Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) on Saturday, August 17th and Sunday, August 18th. Participants and Faculty hail from all corners of the globe from as far as Europe, Korea and Brazil! All performances will be sung in Italian. Admission is by donation.
Running Time: 2.5 hours with a 20 minute intermission
Director Andy Maton | Conductor Kinza Tyrrell | Piano Accompaniment Nina Horvath & Kou-Ying Lee | Program Director and Production Manager Ed Moran | Managing and Artistic Director Natalie Burdeny | Poster Design Arts Institute (Portland)