Afternoon at the Opera

The Marriage of Figaro

The Met Ensemble performing Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro on stage.

The Metropolitan Opera

Description of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro from the Metropolitan Opera's website:

A profoundly humane comedy, Le Nozze di Figaro is a remarkable marriage of Mozart’s music at the height of his genius and one of the best librettos ever set. In adapting a play that caused a scandal with its revolutionary take on 18th-century society, librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte focused less on the original topical references and more on the timeless issues embedded in the frothy drawing-room comedy.