An amusing but safe `Figaro'

Opera Review

November 18, 2006|By Tim Smith | Tim Smith,sun music critic

Peel away the surfaces of Mozart's peerless comic opera The Marriage of Figaro and you can find some dark things going on.

Poor Figaro learns that he was born out-of-wedlock. And his fiancee, Susanna, has to keep fighting off the pursuits of a philandering aristocrat who thinks someone passed an Offence to Marriage Act that entitles him to bed any bride before the groom.

If you go Peabody Opera Theatre performs The Marriage of Figaro at 7:30 tonight and 3 p.m. tomorrow at Peabody Institute, 17 E. Mount Vernon Place. Tickets are $10 to $24. Call 410-659-8100, ext. 2.

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