Film Preview: The Marriage of Figaro, 27 and 29 July, Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh

13 Jul

Following Don Giovanni, next up in the Cameo’s Summer Season is The Marriage of Figaro on Sunday 27 and Tuesday 29 July.

Recorded by the BBC on 17 February 2006, revolution is in the air in David McVicar’s production of Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), staged by The Royal Opera in 2006 to mark the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth.

Life on an estate in the late 1820s reveals with truth and no little wit all the tensions between master and servants, with the symptoms of Europe’s social upheaval never far away. Count Almaviva’s attempts to bed his manservant Figaro’s fiancée Susanna are repeatedly thwarted by those around him, including his own wife, the Countess.

In such enlightened times, if the Count wishes to dance, then Figaro will make sure that it is to his tune and not the other way around.

200 mins including 15 mins interval.
Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

See the Cameo website for more information.

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