The Marriage of Figaro Preview – September 17, 20, 22, 24, 2011 @ Place des Arts

It is time for another season of opera in Montreal.  L’Opera de Montreal will be bringing us four operas this year including Dvorak’s Rusalka and Verdi’s Il Trovatore.  The season will kick off with Mozart’s comedic opera, The Marriage of Figaro.  A tale of love, revenge and more schemes than your average television reality show, it packs plenty of an entertainment punch.  The opera is considered by most to be a classic with its emotionally stirring music and fleshed out characters of all sorts.

Written in 1786 it was originally seen as scandalous and banned due to its mockery of the upper classes.  It went on to be one of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s most successful operas.  Mozart wrote it with Lorenzo Da Ponte based on a play by Pierre Beaumarchais.  It brings to the audience a single day of madness at a castle in Spain.

The cast in Montreal includes bass-baritone Robert Gleadow in the lead role of Figaro, soprano Helena Guilmette as Suzanne, soprano Nicole Cabell as Countess Almaviva, and baritone Phillip Addis as Count Almaviva.

Additional Information:

-Website:  www.operademontreal.com

-Venue:  Place des Arts – Salle Wilfrid Pelletier

-Ticket Purchase:  www.billeterie.pda.qc.ca

-Ticket Prices:  $47.40, $73.74, $100.07, $128.16 (plus taxes and service charges)

-Show Times:  7:30 p.m.

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