Yale Opera to Perform Mozart Opera "The Marriage of Figaro"
The Yale School of Music and Yale Opera will present Mozart’s ever-popular opera “The Marriage of Figaro” (Le nozze di Figaro) February 12 through 14 at New Haven’s historic Shubert Theater, 247 College Street.
The opera will be performed in the original Italian with English supertitles. The creative team brings together Yale Opera’s artistic director, Doris Yarick Cross, with stage director Vera Lúcia Calábria, set designer Benoit Dugardyn, costume designer Susan Benson, and lighting designer William Warfel. Austrian maestro Christoph Campestrini, a graduate of the Yale School of Music, will conduct the renowned Yale Philharmonia orchestra. The scenery was originally created for Glimmerglass Opera and Florida Grand Opera, and the costumes were created at the Banff Centre of the Arts in Canada.
Since its premiere over 200 years ago, “The Marriage of Figaro” has continued to delight audiences with its “sublime melodies, nonstop action, clever ruses, and unforgettable characters,” say the organizers of this production.
“This opera is also a collection of some of the most memorable operatic tunes in the repertory. They serve to showcase the beautiful voices of the talented young singers of Yale Opera, and each tune also has a specific function to propel the development of the story,” says Campestrini.
“The Marriage of Figaro”will be performed on February 12 and 13 at 8 p.m. and on February 14 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $19–$41; $13 for students. Senior and group discounts are available. Tickets can be purchased through the Shubert Theater box office, 247 College Street; at www.shubert.com; or at 203-562-5666. For more information, visit music.yale.edu or call the Yale School of Music concert office at 203-432-4158.