Nov 30

Music of the Opera: The Marriage of Figaro

David Ferris

Mozart’s first collaboration with Lorenzo da Ponte, The Marriage of Figaro, is based on the French play by Beaumarchais, which had initially been banned in Paris because of its indictment of the aristocracy. Although the opera tones down the politics of the play, the story of Count Almaviva, who tries to assert his sexual privilege but is thwarted by his wife and his servants, continues to resonate in the present day. Mozart’s beautiful arias and complex ensembles create the perfect musical setting for da Ponte’s comic complications. This course will offer a deeper understanding of how Mozart transforms the characters and the story through music.

The Marriage of Figaro is onstage at Houston Grand Opera January 13 - 20, 2023.

This class will be held onsite at WIH and simulcast via Zoom.

Three Week Course Schedule | Wednesdays
Nov 30 | 10:00 AM
Dec 07 | 10:00 AM
Dec 14 | 10:00 AM



Class Tuition

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Price is per student. Class tuition is non-refundable.