« The Marriage of Figaro » is one of the most well-known comic operas of all time, and now guests staying at the Hotel Louvre Marsollier have the chance to see it performed at a prestigious Parisian operahouse. From September 15 until October 25, 2012, the Opera Bastille will present this classic opera, which was performed for the first time in 1786 in Vienna.
Since that first performance, this opera has only grown in reputation and esteem, and today it is one of the most performed operas ever created. Composed by Mozart, with a libretto written by Lorenzo Da Ponte, this Italian-language work is beloved around the world.
For those who are unfamiliar with the story, which is based on a play by French playwright Pierre Beaumarchais, « The Marriage of Figaro » takes place just before the wedding between a man named Figaro and the daughter of a count. Of course, like many comedies of the time, troubles arise when the ones who are supposed to be getting married in fact have complicated relationships with others.
At the Opera Bastille, this opera is being interpreted by some of the shining stars of the Parisian opera scene. Even those who do not consider themselves to be fans of opera music can appreciate seeing such a well-regarded work of art, brought to us by one of the greatest composers who ever lived.
Moreover, this event gives visitors the chance to see the Opera Bastille, which is the smaller, less well-known cousin of the famous Opera Garnier. Although its exterior is not as impressive as that of the magnificent Opera Garnier, the Opera Bastille is still well worth the visit as it is one of the cultural hubs of a city that is lauded for its high culture.
Ticket prices can range from 5 euros to 180 euros, depending on the seat, so those who are interested should consult the website of the Opera Bastille for more details on reserving places for the show.