NIAF Opera Series is Back with Le Nozze di Figaro!

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Wednesday, February 17 | 12:30 p.m. EST - REGISTER here. In 1786, the year Le Nozze di Figaro was composed, Vienna was the center of the opera scene and the primary language of opera was Italian. Revolutionary composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and rebellious librettist Lorenzo da Ponte, who had recently been banned from Venice for his politics, were a match made in heaven.

They chose for their inspiration Beaumarchais' play, La Folle journée or Le Mariage de Figaro, which had been banned for stirring up the masses. But ultimately, they received approval and created one of the most beautiful and popular operas still performed today.

Featuring famous melodies such as "Voi che sapete" "Non più andrai" and ensembles where Mozart achieved a life-life depiction of multiple characters, this opera will remain in your mind as one of the masterpieces of this art form. Come learn more about this exciting & groundbreaking opera!

Instructors Ashley Galvani Bell (Carnegie Hall, New York City Opera, Sarasota Opera) and Anton Armendariz Diaz (Rioja Forum, Principal de Castellón, Festival de Cine de Barcelona) come from a background of operatic performance and directing, and their passion is likely to ignite yours.
Registration fee: $25 per class

Educational Opera Series Classes:

February 17: Le Nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
February 24: Elisir d'Amore by Gaetano Donizetti
March 10: Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi
March 17: Tosca by Giacomo Puccini
March 24: Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini


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