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Photobook: Tomb of Beaumarchais, Père Lachaise, Paris, France

Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, Jan. 24, 1732 -May 18, 1799, Paris, was a fascinating and brilliant man. He’s best remembered today as the author of the irreverent comedies  138 more words

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The End of the Affair

Well, I think I’ve reached that point that sometimes pops up with prolific authors: the point where you realize you’ve essentially read this information, style, phrasing, etc., before, under a different title and using, if you’re lucky, different examples to illuminate the author’s case-making. 705 more words

Mozart's Marriage of Figaro

Courtesy of a DVD from the library, I watched a whole production of this opera for the first time last week. I was blown away by everything about this work: the music, acting, singing, comedy, lighting…just a stellar ensemble all around. 77 more words

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The marriage of Figaro on tour in Wales...

What makes us tick? Mozart and his librettist da Ponte understood this better than most great artists. In The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart allows us to eavesdrop into a day in the life of Count Almaviva’s household. 1,428 more words


Marriage of Figaro, Overture - Mozart

In honor of Mozart’s birthday, January 27, one of my favorite works of Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro Overture.


Questions for Johannes Debus: busy baton

The Canadian Opera Company’s winter season begins soon, featuring two long operas led by the same maestro, namely Johannes Debus. Siegfried, the penultimate of the Wagner operas in the Ring Cycle premieres January 23rd, while Mozart’s… 1,624 more words


The Looney (Tunes) World of Marriage of Figaro

Opera, like Shakespeare, often suffers from its own importance. Romeo and Juliet consists mostly of sex jokes, but you’d rarely notice from watching most live productions, which are too often the wrong kind of stiff. 1,039 more words