Figaro at the Beach

Marriage of Figaro (Graphic: Chicago Opera Theater)
Chicago Opera Theater gives ‘Figaro’ a contemporary look
BY WYNNE DELACOMA [Chicago Sun-Times, 1 May 05]
Monteverdi’s “Orfeo” set in a chic apartment on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte” played out in a trendy club complete with burly, stone-faced doormen and a sleek VIP room.
Chicago Opera Theater has had some smashing successes with stage director Diane Paulus’ contemporary take on centuries-old operas. She is back this spring, teamed once again with conductor Jane ver, her colleague on four previous COT productions, for a fresh look at another Mozart opera, the bittersweet “The Marriage of Figaro.” A “Figaro” set in Miami’s South Beach, anyone?
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