The Arts Centre Gold Coast presents The Marriage of Figaro
A new production from Opera Australia
Mozart’s brilliant opera The Marriage of Figaro follows the adventures of a household over one crazy day. Masters are lusting over their servants, servants are outwitting their masters –Figaro is the Downton Abbey of opera, but a whole lot more fun!
Award-winning creative duo Michael Gow and Robert Kemp have created a brand new production, featuring stunning period costumes and a clever set. A talented chamber orchestra and chorus of local children will accompany some of Opera Australia’s finest singers performing Mozart’s beautiful music.
In a wealthy household in Seville, Figaro is marrying Susanna, but the Count wants to seduce her first. Marcellina wants Figaro and the Countess just wants her husband back. But Susanna is smarter than all of them. After a crazy day of disguise and duplicity, will she get her happily ever after?
So in summary –
What this Opera is – Stunning costumes with a clever set, romance and scandal – like an episode of Downton Abbey!
What this Opera isn’t – Stuffy and boring. Concrete playground have reviewed it as – their most experimental, hippest opera of the year!
It’s a delightful night out at the theatre!
Sung in English, performed with chamber orchestra
‘Mozart’s classic comedy has been entertaining crowds for centuries, and between the witty, fast-moving libretto and melodic, charming ensemble writing, it is not hard to understand why.’ Arts Review
SCHOOLS: School bookings welcome (via the button below). Please note new T&C’s on the Performance Booking Form for Schools. There are pre-performance Student Workshops available in conjunction with this performance – expressions of interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org The confirmation of student numbers date for this show is 22 June 2017. Children aged 8-14 years are invited to audition to perform in The Marriage of Figaro performances as part of the Gold Coast Children’s Community Chorus. Click here to find out more.