Similar to Don Giovanni and Così fan tutte, Lorenzo Da Ponte created an opera libretto from Beaumarchais' scandalous comedy that far surpassed the conventions of the time and succeeded in drawing detailed characters for the protagonists. In 1784, Da Ponte was forced to tone down the revolutionary spirit of the work due to the demands of the Viennese censors. But what the intrepid Figaro is no longer allowed to say in words, Mozart's music says for him.
In Count Almaviva's castle, the servant Figaro is looking forward to his wedding to the chambermaid Susanna. However, Marcellina, who is in love with Figaro, wants to thwart this with a promissory bill. The Count also insists on the right to the first night with Susanna. Figaro swears to take revenge on him. The neglected countess plots with Susanna and Figaro against her husband in order to win him back. The count's pubescent page, Cherubino, who adores Susanna as well as the countess and the gardener's daughter Barbarina, unwittingly plays an important role in the plot. The great game of confusion, in which the mistress becomes the servant and vice versa, the barriers of status seem to fall and the right couples finally find each other, comes to an end in the park at night.
Performances: November 25, December 20, 2023, January 14, March 3 and 21 and April 19, 2024