Portland Opera is releasing some advanced photos of it’s production of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro. The opera opens the new season on November 4th at the Keller Auditorium. (Photo credit, David Bachman, courtesy of Portland Opera)
Here’s the story, courtesy of Portland Opera: The infamous barber of Seville has finally found himself a bride! There’s just one little problem. Seems the Count has his eyes on her as well. And so Figaro vows that if the Count wants to “dance,” it will be he—Figaro—who plays the tune. And what a tune it is! Mozart takes us on a whirlwind ride—a madcap frenzy of disguises, mistaken identities and general mayhem—catapulting us to one of the most touching conclusions ever, a joyous finale that celebrates our amazing capacity for tenderness, trust and forgiveness.
Sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage. Performances are held at the Keller Auditorium.
Of all Mozart’s operas, The Marriage of Figaro stands as one of the most beloved for modern audiences.