'Marriage of Figaro' From UCF Opera

UCF Opera presents Mozart’s beloved “Marriage of Figaro,” sung in English. A delightful story with some very unexpected twists!

UCF Opera presents one of the most beloved operas of all time: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. This fully-staged comedy will be sung in a fresh English translation and includes dialogue excerpts taken from the play upon which the opera is based, The Mad Day, or The Marriage of Figaro, written by Pierre Beaumarchais.

Set in the south of Spain, the primary plot of the opera is that Susanna and Figaro wish to get married but must first overcome several obstacles. Count Almaviva, chief magistrate of Andalusia, has certain “interests” in the bride himself. Marcellina, the castle’s head housekeeper, is enamored with Figaro (which, we find out, is quite inappropriate), and has a contract stating that if he cannot repay a loan, he must marry her!

Add to that the despairing circumstance of Countess Almaviva, who goes to great lengths to try to regain her husband’s love, an adolescent pageboy, Cherubino, who seems to be desperately in love with every female he knows, and several other characters all attempting to either assist or hinder the wedding, and, well, you’ve got a delightful story with some very unexpected twists.

Presented twice: April 6 and April 7.

UCF Celebrates the Arts 2024

One of Central Florida’s favorite new traditions celebrates ten years!

UCF Celebrates the Arts is an immersive and dynamic cultural extravaganza that fuses creativity, innovation and community engagement. This annual festival showcases the artistic prowess of UCF’s faculty and students and invites the broader community to enjoy performances, exhibitions, presentations and interactive experiences. With a focus on accessibility, partnership and diverse offerings, UCF Celebrates the Arts is a unique opportunity for the community to experience the creative side of UCF’s innovative spirit.

Presented By:
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Dates:
April 6, 2024 - April 7, 2024
Recurrence:
Recurring daily
Price:
$15 - $25
Time:
Varies by Date

UCF Opera presents Mozart’s beloved “Marriage of Figaro,” sung in English. A delightful story with some very unexpected twists!

UCF Opera presents one of the most beloved operas of all time: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. This fully-staged comedy will be sung in a fresh English translation and includes dialogue excerpts taken from the play upon which the opera is based, The Mad Day, or The Marriage of Figaro, written by Pierre Beaumarchais.

Set in the south of Spain, the primary plot of the opera is that Susanna and Figaro wish to get married but must first overcome several obstacles. Count Almaviva, chief magistrate of Andalusia, has certain “interests” in the bride himself. Marcellina, the castle’s head housekeeper, is enamored with Figaro (which, we find out, is quite inappropriate), and has a contract stating that if he cannot repay a loan, he must marry her!

Add to that the despairing circumstance of Countess Almaviva, who goes to great lengths to try to regain her husband’s love, an adolescent pageboy, Cherubino, who seems to be desperately in love with every female he knows, and several other characters all attempting to either assist or hinder the wedding, and, well, you’ve got a delightful story with some very unexpected twists.

Presented twice: April 6 and April 7.

UCF Celebrates the Arts 2024

One of Central Florida’s favorite new traditions celebrates ten years!

UCF Celebrates the Arts is an immersive and dynamic cultural extravaganza that fuses creativity, innovation and community engagement. This annual festival showcases the artistic prowess of UCF’s faculty and students and invites the broader community to enjoy performances, exhibitions, presentations and interactive experiences. With a focus on accessibility, partnership and diverse offerings, UCF Celebrates the Arts is a unique opportunity for the community to experience the creative side of UCF’s innovative spirit.