Mozart favourite The Marriage of Figaro at the Grand

English Touring Opera The Marriage of Figaro

If you think you might like opera but don’t know where to start, Mozart favourite The Marriage of Figaro might be a good place to begin. Performed by the English Touring Opera, this classic comedy features a live twenty five piece orchestra. It’s directed by Blanche McIntyre, who presented 2017’s rendition of Tosca which I enjoyed very much indeed. But now from Puccini to Mozart. Mozart or Beethoven, best composer who ever lived: discuss!

One of seventeen Mozart operas, ‘Figaro’ revolves around an evil count determined to thwart Figaro and Susanna’s happiness by blocking their marriage. Total swine! Will love conquer all? Cue operatic hilarity. What would one expect from the scoring pen of the divine Wolfgang Amadeus at the pinnacle of his art?

The Marriage of Figaro (1786) is one of an opera trio with Don Giovanni (1787) and Cosi fan Tutte (1790) written with genius librettist Lorenzo da Ponte, which are recognised as central masterpieces. While winding the plot into the most beautiful of music, Mozart presents real people behaving in entirely plausible ways (maybe) rendering the musical tale accessible to all.

Mozart favourite The Marriage of Figaro is not one for the musical novice or indeed the afficionado to miss, and its on for one night only.

The Marriage of Figaro comes to Blackpool Grand Theatre on Saturday 9 June and are available from blackpoolgrand.co.uk or by calling the box office on 01253 290 290.

Image courtesy of Jane Hobson.

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