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360-Degree Art Form: Rosetta Cucchi

Apr 14, 2017 5:05:41 PM
By Richard Dyer posted in BLO, #BLO40, #FigaroBLO, Rosetta Cucchi

Rosetta Cucchi Directs The Marriage of Figaro and Much More. She enjoys a strong advantage over most directors active in opera today – she reads music and understands it.
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Meet the #FigaroBLO TWEET SQUAD

Apr 11, 2017 3:30:12 PM
By BLO Staff posted in BLO, #BLO40, #FigaroBLO, #livetweeting

These digital influencers brought our opera hashtags to TRENDING status each of the three times they've convened. They're hilarious, fun, and twitter-powerful. #FigaroBLO
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The Marriage of Figaro: Designs Sneak Peek

Apr 10, 2017 4:47:00 PM
By BLO Staff posted in BLO, #BLO40, #FigaroBLO

This upcoming production sets the action in an imaginary Italian villa in the 1950s, a world of luxury and cinematic style. Partly inspired by the visual world of the 1954 Billy Wilder film, Sabrina, the production stresses the work’s theatricality, wit, and playfulness.
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Writing Vows: Creating THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO

Mar 31, 2017 11:14:19 AM
By Laura Stanfield Prichard posted in BLO, #BLO40, #FigaroBLO

The Marriage of Figaro is a masterful blend of comedic and tragic elements, playing with operatic conventions and introducing innovative musical elements. In the words of Johannes Brahms, “…each number in Figaro is a miracle; it is totally beyond me how anyone could create anything so perfect; nothing like it was ever done again….”
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Three Figaros in Search of an Opera

Mar 29, 2017 11:24:36 AM
By John Conklin posted in BLO, #BLO40, #FigaroBLO

Of the Beaumarchais Figaro trilogy of plays, The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro live on both in their own right and through the operas that mark cornerstones of the repertory, while the third play, The Guilty Mother, has provided the foundation for a fascinating, challenging 20th-century work. The enduring character of the wily Figaro, and the other personalities drawn into his orbit by Beaumarchais, have appealed to numerous composers beyond the untouchable Rossini and Mozart.
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HIGH FIVE: Get to Know The Marriage of Figaro in 5 Minutes or Less

Mar 23, 2017 11:11:55 AM
By BLO Staff posted in BLO, #BLO40, HIGH FIVE, #FigaroBLO

What's is The Marriage of Figaro about? Everything you need to know: Super Short Synopsis. About the librettist. THE PERFECT OPERA? Boston Lyric Opera's Production. Fun Fact.
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