Behind the Curtain #63: Figaro Unbound
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LA Opera: February 05, 2015
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In this edition of LA Opera Behind the Curtain, host Brian Lauritzen is joined by Music Director James Conlon to talk about Figaro Unbound and the Figaro Trilogy: John Corigliano's "The Ghosts of Versailles," Rossini's "The Barber of Seville" and Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro," all based on plays by Beaumarchais. They discuss how the three works relate to each other, how Beaumarchais straddles the line between aristocracy and activism against the aristocracy, and the playwright's little known involvement in the American Revolution.