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James Conlon at Home: Figaro Unveiled -
The Ghosts of Versailles (part one)

Posted on: June 9, 2020

Join LA Opera's Richard Seaver Music Director James Conlon as he continues his exploration of French playwright Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, his beloved character Figaro, and the renowned operas that sprang from his plays (The Barber of Seville, The Marriage of Figaro and The Guilty Mother).

In this episode, Maestro Conlon shares the real-life stories of Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais that may have influenced the story of The Guilty Mother and the music in John Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles.

Figaro Trilogy Synopses
The Barber of Seville
The Marriage of Figaro 
The Ghosts of Versailles