Peach State Opera

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Peach State Opera
 

Peach State Opera is a touring company that shares the thrill of live opera with small communities in Georgia and its surrounding states like SC by presenting exciting and portable English-language productions. “The Marriage of Figaro” has it all – comedy, machinations, power struggles between elite and working classes – made human by some of Mozart’s most beautiful arias and operatic ensembles.

 

Dates

Sunday, February 13, 2022 at 3:00 P.M.
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Standard price: $35.00 Student price: $17.50
 
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 “The Marriage of Figaro” is set over just one day – Figaro’s wedding day. The curtain rises on Figaro and bride-to-be Susanna, fitting out the new room that their master the Count has given them. Susanna reveals that the only reason the Count has made such a generous gift is to keep her nearby – he plans to seduce her, re-instating the lately abolished ‘feudal right’ which allowed a lord to have his way with a servant girl on her wedding night.

Figaro is furious and vows to outsmart the Count. Together with Susanna, the abandoned Countess, and the page boy Cherubino (who adores all women, especially the Countess), they put in place a cunning plan to ensnare him. Expect disguises, mistaken identities, and a lot of hiding in (and under) things…

PSO began in 2009 as the brainchild of Founding Artistic Director Evelyn Hughes. As a collegiate vocal music professor and opera director, Evelyn recognized two perennial needs for the operatic art form: that audiences outside of major urban areas needed access to engaging live performances, and that emerging operatic professionals needed opportunities to perform new roles. As she approached the end of her twenty-year teaching career, Evelyn began to consider how she might contribute to the art form that had so enriched her professional life.

 

Aspects of this touring production are made possible by support from the Opera Guild for Atlanta. This production is also supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly.  GCA is a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

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