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.

Some of the kids watched much of it with me–another testament to its power!

Also, here’s a reminder of how powerful a complete work can be compared to snippets and summaries: three hours long, but well worth it. I’ll remember this far better than any exposure I’ve had to it before.

Turns out the whole thing is on YouTube:

 

 

My favorite piece is still this one, featured in The Shawshank Redemption:

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