Some thoughts on thirty years of life with Mozart's opera.
by Paul J. Pelkonen
|A piano score for The Marriage of Figaro featuring |
Cherubino in the chair, discovered by the Count.
The Marriage of Figaro and I have been through a lot together. I first saw Mozart's opera at the New York City Opera with my parents and while my young self may have snoozed through some of its four hour length (I think I was ten years old at the time) what I remembered of the show was engrossing, the madcap household and its goings-on, with the supremely confident and nimble Figaro at its center had immediate appeal.