MARRIAGE OF FIGARO GNO ATHENS

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO by the Greek National Opera

Where: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)
When: 23, 27, 29, 31 March & 12, 14, 17, 29 April 2019
Why Go: See a modern reworking of this opera buffa (comic opera)

The Marriage of Figaro, the first of Mozart’s three operas to a libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte, returns to the Greek National Opera in Athens.

Based on Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais’s comedy La folle journée, ou le Mariage de Figaro, the work was first presented in Vienna in 1786, a few years before the French Revolution.

MARRIAGE OF FIGARO National Opera

The Stavros Niarchos Hall at the Greek National Opera. Photograph: courtesy of GNO

The libretto reflects the era’s unrest and the tension in the relations between different social classes. Mozart’s masterly music outlines each character by simple means. Apart from the usual arias for each role and the duets between them, the composer creates incredibly imaginative ensembles.

Directed by Alexandros Efklidis with the GNO Orchestra and Chorus.

Why Athens Tip: This performance of the Marriage of Figaro will feature subtitles in both English and Greek.

MARRIAGE OF FIGARO GNO Ticket

ABOUT THE VENUE

The Stavros Niarchos Hall is the main auditorium of the opera wing found inside SNFCC complex. Designed by the acclaimed Renzo Piano, it comprises of 1400 seats with outstanding acoustics designed to stage traditional operas and ballets. It became the new home of the Greek National Opera in 2017.

 

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