In the 2015/16 season, the "mobile" version of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro set out on its journey in a version devised by singer and director András Hábetler, who says of the work: ”What John Lennon and Paul McCartney are to popular music, and Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice are to the musical, this is the position in opera occupied by Mozart and Lorenzo da Ponte (editors' note: not to mention Verdi+Boito and Strauss+Hofmannsthal). The perfect creative pair. The fruit of their encounter with each other was the brilliant Figaro. Its heroes are not indomitable heroes or demigods, but rather a count, a countess, a lady's maid, a valet and a gardener... It is a cathartic experience to recognise ourselves in a creative work – and this production shows us that this is something that is indeed possible on the opera stage. The Marriage of Figaro is about us and the games that we ourselves play every day in every area of life – at work and with our families. This masterpiece is ideal for drawing in young people who are not yet devotees of the genre and showing them that opera is true musical theatre, which even today retains its relevance and message.”
The interesting thing about this production is that the comic opera, the plot of which plot is updated for the present day, has been set to a modern arrangement by Géza Köteles, with a six-piece orchestra of quite unusual composition.