Love isn’t all smooth sailing for the valet Figaro and chambermaid Susanna in the latest offer by Singapore Lyric Opera and Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra. Set in Seville in the late 18th century, the couple tries to tie the wedding knot in The Marriage of Figaro, but finds the process fraught with difficulties.
Characters scheming to separate Figaro and Susanna include the Count Almaviva, who himself hankers after Susanna, and Marcellina, who desires Figaro. Adding to the mayhem is pageboy Cherubino, who goes after Count Almaviva’s spouse. The simple act of getting married with your lover seems complex, mind boggling and bewildering. Seems like a hilarious opera is in the works, and getting married isn’t all as lovey dovey as the Social Development Unit makes it out to be.
Its poster is already garnering much attention, and we hope The Marriage of Figaro lives up to it. “Eye-catching was the intended effect. Provocative is the bonus. We have assembled an exceptionally strong cast with an experienced artistic team. Look forward to an exciting performance,” claims Toh Weng Cheong, chairman of the Singapore Lyric Opera.
Don’t miss this aural and visual treat. This comic opera organized in conjunction with Mozart’s 250th birth anniversary might just hold you riveted from start to end—and make you rethink marriage too.