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Opera Australia presents Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro @ Joan Sutherland Theatre

Inset pic- Taryn Fiebig as Susanna and Paolo Bordogna as Figaro. Featured pic- Paolo Bordogna as Figaro. Production pics by Prudence Upton

Seldom has Sydney been treated to such a marvellous musical and visual feast. Thunderous applause, cheers and screams of bravo greeted the end of this sensational production of Mozart’s THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, directed by Sir David McVicar.

This is the second in a trio of Mozart works directed by McVicar that the Opera has organised. Some of the opera is joyous and sunny, but it can change in an instant and become quite dark. The Opera is about the superficiality of society and how much importance is placed on outward appearance.

The singing was stupendous and the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra conducted by Guillame Tourniaire delivered a magnificent performance. Tourniaire’s conducting was inspired with great attention to detail and wonderful phrasing and timing allowing the music to glow. Particular mention of the harpsichord, crammed into the orchestra pit, which were mainly heard in the recitative. Continue reading Opera Australia presents Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro @ Joan Sutherland Theatre