Le Nozze di Figaro – Mozart
Theatre on the Lake
The action in Mozart’s comic masterpiece takes place over just one day, Figaro’s wedding day. Figaro and his bride-to-be Susanna are fitting out the new room that their master the Count has given them as a wedding present. Susanna reveals that the only reason the Count has made such a generous gift is that he plans to reinvoke a feudal right that allows a lord to seduce a servant girl before her husband on her wedding night. Figaro is furious and vows to put an end to the Count’s schemes. Together with Susanna, the abandoned Countess and the page boy Cherubino (who adores all women, especially the Countess), they hatch a plan to ensnare him.
This is a mischievous but heartfelt tale of trickery, disguise, mistaken identities and love.
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