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Mozart’s ‘Marriage of Figaro’ premiered today – May 1!

Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, an opera bouffe in four acts (my favorite opera overture) and a very fitting May premiere, was first produced at the National Theatre in Vienna on May 1, 1786, with Mozart conducting.

To celebrate the occasion, I’ll just listen to the opera today and pretend I’m there, watching and listening, on the very day it premiered.

According to Bachtrack.com, the world’s best way to find live classical music, there are a dozen performances of Le Nozze di Figaro worldwide this month from Bavarian State Opera and Opera Australia.

Did I mention Le Nozze di Figaro is my favorite opera overture?

“Mozart is sweet sunshine.”

~ Antonin Dvorak

Oh, Mozart, you’re so fine, you blow my mind. I get chills just listening to this piece:

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favorites? who has them–let’s hear them…

Good morning, cats and kittens. Today, I’d like to invite a little audience participation on “opera-toonity.”

Since I have both performers and aficionados visiting this site, I have two questions for you all, and I’d love to hear your answers. Feel free to answer either or both in the comments section.

Here are today’s questions:

  1. What is your favorite opera?
  2. If a performer, what is your favorite operatic role?

I’ll start. I’m afraid it’s going to be an all-Mozart day for me.  Le Nozze di Figaro is my favorite opera. And singing one of the Three Ladies (the mezzo part) in The Magic Flute was my favorite role (if only in workshop).

How about you? What are your favorites?

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