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Lincoln Center, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023
Ended 26 Mar 2016 after 30 days
A ravishing, intricately wrought evening of music, humor and emotional depth. An evening like this is the strongest argument for the continued vigor of the Met
New York Magazine
The Metropolitan Opera are kicking off their 2015/16 season with Le Nozze di Figaro, brilliantly brought forward to the gilded 1930s of Seville. Set over the course of one madcap day, we re-join the characters of Figaro, Rosina and Count Almivira from The Barber of Seville, and the servants that have to outwit their increasingly outrageous behaviour. This is a new production and is directed by Richard Eyre.
It's a complicated plot, so we have decided to break it down as much as possible without giving too much away! We catch up with our heroes Figaro and Susannah, who are at last to be married. However they haven't counted on the arrival of several nefarious characters, including the Count, Marcellina and Dr Bartolo, each determined to break up the happy couple and have them for themselves. However, even more trouble arrives in the shape of the handsome teenager Cherubino, who is also determined to have Susannah - but he also declares his love to all the women in the house.
Meanwhile, the Count and Figaro engage in a dangerous yet hilarious war of pranks, including disguises and marriage contracts. Marcellina, Dr Bartolo's former housekeeper discovers a secret about Figaro which stops her seduction of him. However, Susannah sees their embrace and miscontrues the situation entirely. Together with the Countess, the two conspire to make their husbands realise how much they are loved, and to put a stop to the farcical dalliances once and for all!
Opening night: 25 February 2016
Closing night: 26 March 2016
Suitable for ages 12+
Three hours and 40 minutes with one intermission
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