Boston University College of Fine Arts presents
Le Nozze Di Figaro
A perfect balance of comedy and wit, BU Opera Institute and School of Theatre bring
Da Ponte’s interpretation of Mozart’s provocative tale to Boston University Theatre — April 20–23
Boston, MA— The School of Music: Opera Institute at the College of Fine Arts at Boston University is pleased to announce the production of Lorenzo Da Ponte’s Le nozze di Figaro with David Paul as Stage Director, April 20–23rd at Boston University Theatre.
Da Ponte’s LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
Lorenzo da Ponte, librettist | Based on the play by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
William Lumpkin, conductor | David Paul, stage director
April 20, 7:30pm
April 21, 7:30pm
April 22, 7:30pm
April 23, 2pm
Venue: Boston University Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue, Boston)
Tickets: $20 general public; $15 BU Alumni, WGBH and WBUR Members, Huntington Subscribers, and senior citizens; $10 CFA Membership; $5 students; free with BU ID, two tickets, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability
.Box Office: bostontheatrescene.com | 617-933-8600
Based on the compositions of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, based on Pierre Beaumarchais’ play, da Ponte’s Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) is a comic opera that provokes and humors its audience. The story opens on Figaro and Susanna’s wedding day and follows the Count’s scheme to lure Susanna to bed before Figaro can.
As revolutionaries in their era, Beaumarchais and Mozart created both a provocative play and witty opera to pointedly, yet playfully, mock the hereditary principal associated with nobility prior to the French Revolution. Imagined through a contemporary lens, this production accentuates the opera’s continued relevance in the 21st century and the unjustifiable struggle between the classes.
BU Opera Institute welcomes German-native David Paul as guest director; Paul previously directed Le nozze di Figaro at Opera Saratoga.
Sung in Italian with English supertitles.