The Marriage of Figaro

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The Marriage of Figaro


Comic opera in four atcs performed in Italian

The new SND building, Opera and Ballet hall
13. 6. 2020 15. 6. 2020

The politically explosive play by Beaumarchais about the cheeky barber who insists on being equal to everyone regardless the social status or assets, defined the era of Enlightenment and significantly contributed to the atmosphere that eventually brought the masses to the barricades of the French Revolution. Rather than by its political undertone, Mozart was driven to the play for its innumerable plots and ambiguous comic situations. His oeuvre is filled with intrigue, amusing misunderstandings, major and petty heroism on the part of “small and big” people, as well as bitter experiences of ruthless philanderers.For Mozart was no longer enthused by the lifeless beings of archaic gods and deities of the musty opera seria. Instead, he grew excited by the portrayal of the character of ordinary people whom he used to meet on the streets and the market, in the theatre and a pub, or directly in the courts of the nobility.

A number of spectators make the première night extra special – ladies especially like to make most of the event and shine in their finest gown or little black dress.

"We kindly ask our esteemed spectators to respect dress code: business casual."