Music by W.A. Mozart; Libretto by Vid Guerrerio, based on The Marriage of Figaro by Lorenzo da Ponte
Sung in English and Spanish
Sunday, June 30, 2019 • 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 7, 2019 • 7:00 p.m.
Sunday July 14, 2019 • 7:00 p.m.
Friday, July 26, 2019 • 4:00 p.m.
Eric Einhorn • Stage Director
Jorge Parodi • Music Director
Chautauqua Opera’s 90th season opens with “Vid Guerrerio’s contemporary multicultural adaptation of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. Set in modern-day Beverly Hills. Hollywood elite Paul and Roxanne Conti (Count Almaviva and Rosina) are now married with a daughter, and Figaro and his soon-to-be-bride Susana are undocumented workers on their estate. Hailed by Opera News as “dynamic, thought-provoking, respectful, and, yes, hilarious,” Guerrerio’s English and Spanish libretto infuses Mozart’s masterpiece with humor, heart, and present-day discussions of race, class, and American identity.”