MOZART’S FIGARO IN CONCERT
National Arts Centre
1, rue Elgin, Ottawa, (Ontario), K1P 5W1
The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart’s comic opera masterpiece, closes the 2018/19 season. It’s a highly anticipated event, with performances by some of today’s most exciting voices. This much loved opera takes place in one single day of madness at Count Almaviva’s estate outside Seville, Spain. On the eve of their nuptials, barber-turned-valet Figaro and the countess’s maid Susanna enlist the help of other clever servants to thwart the Count’s plans to bed Susanna and expose his philandering ways. For more than 200 years, audiences around the world have revelled in this “upstairs/downstairs” situation comedy, ripe with jealousy, disguise, mistaken identity and deceit! Renowned Canadian opera superstar Joshua Hopkins, shines in the role of Figaro. The baritone’s velvety voice, solid technique and stage presence have landed him starring roles in Opera performances around the world. The late Mario Bernardi, founding conductor of the NAC Orchestra, championed the role of opera in the n...