The Bucksbaum Family Lyric Opera Broadcasts continue on KUAT-FM this Saturday, July 3, at noon with a performance of The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte, based on a stage comedy by Pierre Beaumarchais, La folle journée, ou le Mariage de Figaro. The opera will be sung in Italian and will run approximately four hours.
Sublime music, wry comedy, and penetrating reflections on life and love — Mozart gets everything right in one of Western civilization's greatest artistic achievements. And it's fun, too.
Figaro, the count's whip-smart valet, is set to marry Susanna, the Countess's comely maid. But the Count wants Susanna for himself. Enter Figaro with a scheme that cuts him off at the pass and teaches everyone a lesson.