Musical comedy in three parts, is Hungarian with Hungarian and English surtitles
The Barber of Seville / The Marriage of Figaro / The Guilty Mother
Two dramatists, three composers and one play: that’s what Figaro3 is all about. Along with Rossini and Mozart, Beaumarchais’s Figaro trilogy also inspired the rarely heard composer Darius Milhaud. This treatment by András Vinnai focuses dramaturgically on the story of Rosina and provides six opera singers with an opportunity they have never had before: to finally be able to perform their characters’ roles across the entire course of the trilogy. We have refashioned their parts at the edges so that they can start from Mozart’s version, the musical epicentre of the whole thing. And helping smooth out the story will be Léon, the late-arriving illegitimate child who in his old age attempts to finally decipher the fate that governed his beloved mother’s life in the way that only opera fans know – or perhaps might not.
Premiere: May 23, 2021