Palm Beach Opera’s new co-production of Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” (“The Marriage of Figaro”) debuts this weekend. Even first-time opera-goers will enjoy this hilariously entertaining story about a a wedding day gone wrong. The original play–written by Beaumarchais in 1778–was subsequently banned in most of Europe, so this choice by Mozart was particularly bold at the time. Still waiting for his own “big break,” Mozart collaborated with one of Europe’s most famous librettists to produce a magnificent score.
This weekend’s production represents a collaboration between Palm Beach Opera, Opera Philadelphia, San Diego Opera and Lyric Opera of Kansas City. To learn even more, arrive one hour prior to curtain for a 25-minute informative presentation by a member of the company’s artistic staff, or attend the interactive post-opera Q&A session following Sunday’s 2 p.m. at matinee.
$20-$240. March 23 and 24, 7:30 p.m. March 25, 2 p.m. (561) 832-7469 or tickets
On Saturday, March 24 at 1 p.m., bring the family for an abridged one-hour children’s version of the opera with special pricing: Adults, $10; children, $5. (561) 832-7469 or Tickets