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FROM DOWN UNDER: The Marriage of Figaro – Opera Australia

In Australia, Concerts, Musicals, Opera, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Simon ParrisLeave a Comment

Played straight and true, characterful comedy The Marriage of Figaro is all the funnier.

Listening to the rapturous music and watching the comic complications crescendo, Sir David McVicar’s authentic production allows the genius of Mozart and librettist da Ponte to be fully appreciated for the pure brilliance of its simplicity and elegance. The second in McVicar’s Mozart-da Ponte trilogy of new productions for Opera Australia, The Marriage of Figaro is gentler than the darkly dramatic Don Giovanni but just as intriguing and affecting.