Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 21:30

The marriage of Figaro

By Opéra Plein Air
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Carré Or: €79
1st category: €70
2nd category: €60
Young persons: €19
Elderly people: €24

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Direction : Julie Gayet, together with Kên Higelin
Conductor: Yannis Pouspourikas
Setting: Ghislaine Herbera
Costumes: Sara Roces Buelga
Orchestral conducting: Anne Gravoin
Lighting: Romain Ratsimba

An opera in four acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with the libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte, based on Beaumarchais' Mariage de Figaro (Vienna, 1786).
The Nozze di Figaro, one of the most miraculous operas in the repertory, perhaps the most perfect ever written. Mozart's genius radiates the loquaciousness of his librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte, who took the demonic Mariage de Figaro by Beaumarchais to highlight the most human part of it. The amusing intrigue is conducted at breakneck speed and is enriched with the incidents which perfectly balance the four acts. But behind the humour and the entertainment of the situations, there is Figaro's anger, the Count's arrogance, elsewhere Suzanne's guile or the Countess' melancholy. Mozart probes hearts and souls and pours an indescribable nostalgia on the games of love and chance; it is Mozart that is the real playwright of his Marriage, inserting, through a luminous narration, Airs which are transformed into duets, duets into trios, trios en tutti, with a dizzying melodic invention, always flowing and repeated. An opera which indeed merits it name of Crazy Day, punctuated by the grace, deep as life, universal as only Mozart knew how to be.

Near Seville, in the Almaviva Castle, at the end of the 18th Century. Figaro and Suzanne, respectively valet and chambermaid of the Count and Countess Almaviva, are preparing their wedding. But their joy runs the risk of being tarnished by the Count's effrontery, ready to do anything to seduce the future bride. Helped by the Countess, herself neglected by her fickle husband, Figaro and Suzanne had to use all their imagination to elude Almaviva's traps, to avoid the pitfalls of Marceline, Bartholo and Basile, and make good use of the blunders of Cherubino, the ardent young page. Punctuated by incredible misunderstandings, which, in the blink of an eye, slips towards indescribable moments of melancholy, the Crazy Day will see the masks pulled down one by one and expose the truth in the hearts.