Afternoon at the Opera

The Marriage of Figaro

Two people singing onstage, one with a bucket on her head

A scene from "The Marriage of Figaro" as performed by the LA Opera Ensemble. Photo by Craig T. Mathew/LA Opera

From the LA Opera Ensemble web page:

"The wily barber and part-time matchmaker has finally fallen in love, but--like everything else in Figaro's life--it's complicated. On the eve of Figaro’s marriage to Susanna, Count Almaviva’s wandering eye has landed on the lovely bride-to-be. Servant and master go head to head, and even the Countess herself gets into the action when she learns of her husband’s plans. Or is she embroiled in a liaison of her own?

From the breathless opening notes of the overture to the touching final curtain, Mozart’s comic masterpiece under the baton of James Conlon brilliantly bucks the conventions of his time to deliver an ageless message of love and forgiveness."