THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
21.01.2018 - 28.01.2018 | Wiener Volksoper
The Marriage of Figaro recounts the further comic adventures of Figaro, first introduced in Rossini´s previous opera, The Barber of Seville. Figaro´s master, Count Almaviva, is now married to his love Rosina but has tired of her and pursues the affections of her comely maid Susanna, who is engaged to Figaro. The count hatches a plot to convince Figaro that Susanna is deceiving him and that he should instead marry the noblewoman Marcellina, but Figaro in turn schemes to reunite the count and countess. After many artifices and disguises have backfired, Figaro discovers that Marcellina is his long-lost mother. Figaro and Susanna regain their trust in each other and the count must stoop to begging Rosina´s pardon.
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