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James Conlon at Home: Figaro Unveiled -
The Marriage of Figaro (part three)

Posted on: May 19, 2020

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 SevilleThe Marriage of Figaro and The Guilty Mother). In this third episode, Maestro Conlon continues his exploration of class struggle and the battle of the sexes that plays out in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro

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

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.