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The marriage of Figaro at La Scala Milan

Venue: Teatro alla Scala Milano

 
Via Filodrammatici 2
20121 Mailand
Italien
 
 
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Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Short Synopsis of “The Marriage of Figaro”

 

Act 1
In the 18th century, in Spain, this story takes place on the wedding day of Figaro and Susanna, Count Almaviva’s servants. Figaro is surprised to hear Susanna’s confession: she is being pursued by the Count. Figaro gets angry, and vows to foil the Count’s intentions.

Act 2
Figaro plans his strategy. It is that Susanna will write to the Count agreeing to a rendevous, but they will send the adolescent page, Cherubino, dressed in women’s clothes. Figaro and Susanna get the Countess’s consent. When they are disguising Cherubino, the Count unexpectedly arrives. Unfortunately, Figaro’s plan failed. 
Additionally, Marcellina, an elderly woman, appears there with her lawyer, Bartolo. They remind Figaro of the promise he made to marry Marcellina if he failed to pay back the loan she made to him. Figaro and Susanna’s plans to marry seem to be lost.

Act 3
But a big new truth is revealed. That truth is that Figaro who was an abandoned baby, is the long-lost son of Bartolo and Marcellina. Figaro and his parents embraced each other. Then, Susanna joins them. Figaro and Susanna’s plans to marry go ahead without interruption. Further Bartolo and Marcellina also marry, resulting in a double wedding.
By the way, the Count... he continues to try seducing Susanna. The Countess is amazed at his foolishness. She decided that she would disguise herself as Susanna to meet him in the garden that night.

Act 4
That same night, the Count goes to meet Susanna in the garden of his mansion. He makes a move on his wife who is dressed in Susanna’s clothes. The Countess can get evidence of his affair. Then, she reveals herself to him. The Count realizes that his lover is his wife, and is very surprised. However, the Countess forgives her husband who regrets what he had done.

 
Program details
 

Teatro alla Scala Chorus and Orchestra 
New Teatro alla Scala production

 

From 26 October to 27 November 2016

Running Time: 3 hours

Sung in Italian

 

DIRECTION

Conductor Franz Welser-Möst
Staging Frederic Wake-Walker
Sets and costumes Antony McDonald

 

CAST

Il Conte Carlos Àlvarez     (26, 29 Oct; 2, 5 Nov.)
  Simon Keenlyside (8, 10, 16, 24, 27 Nov.)
La Contessa Diana Damrau
Figaro Markus Werba
Susanna Golda Schultz
Cherubino Marianne Crebassa
Don Basilio/ Don Curzio Kresimir Spicer

 
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Teatro alla Scala Milano
 

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