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Opera de Paris: The Marriage of Figaro

CTC 220 MIN

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Synopsis

Mozart and Da Ponte’s joyous take on Beaumarchais’ comedic play is one of the repertoire’s most iconic works. Brahms spoke of it as a “miracle” and the Countess’s lament remains one of the most heart-rending musical pages of all time. For her debut Paris staging, British director, designer and video artist Netia Jones humorously yet mischievously explores human relationships in a universe that confuses reality and fiction to the point of asking, like the Count: “Are we playing in a comedy?”. The terrific cast is led by Adam Palka as the clever Figaro, set on outmanoeuvring his master, the Count (Peter Mattei). Ying Fang sings Susanna - the object of the Count’s affection and Figaro’s bride-to-be - and Maria Bengtsson is the Countess, desperate to regain her husband’s love by any means necessary. Paris Opera Music Director Gustavo Dudamel conducts.

Film location: Palais Garnier, Paris

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Movie Information

Release date

Saturday 26th March
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Duration

220 min

Rating

CTC

Cast

Peter Mattei, Maria Bengtsson, Ying Fang, Lea Desandre, Adam Palka

Director

Netia Jones

Genre

Palace Opera & Ballet

Participating Cinemas

Palace Balwyn Cinema, Palace Barracks, Palace Norton St, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Verona, Palace Electric, Palace Byron Bay, Palace Central Sydney, Palace Raine Square



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