Join LA Opera's Richard Seaver Music Director James Conlon as he delves into the history 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, join Maestro Conlon as he explores class struggle and the battle of the sexes that plays out in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro.
Caron de Beaumarchais, Pierre-Augustin. The Figaro Trilogy: The Barber of Seville, The Marriage of Figaro, The Guilty Mother. Translated by David Coward. Oxford World's Classics, 2003.
Cox, Cynthia. The Real Figaro, The Extraordinary Career of Caron de Beaumarchais. Coward-McCann Inc., 1962.
Morton, Brian M. and Donald C Spinelli. Beaumarchais and the American Revolution. Lexington Books, 2003.