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LA Opera “The Marriage of Figaro” 4/12/15

April 12, 2015

I went to the last performance of this production today.  It is just great! James Conlon gave us a wonderful pre-concert talk on the opera. I learned several new facts around Mozart’s opera, and it made sense during the performance. Conlon is a great speaker. For instance, the famous overture is linked to the ending music of the opera. The staging is very colorful, and the choreography is very lively. It is so FUN to watch them. The singers, Roberto Tagliavini (Figaro), Pretty Yende (Susanna), Guanqun Yu (Countess), Ryan McKinny (Count).. are excellent, especially I became a fan of Guanqun Yu since the appearance at LA Opera’s The Ghosts of Versailles. Mozart was a true genius.