The Marriage of Figaro: Riga Opera Festival
The Marriage of Figaro will be the first production brought to Latvian audiences by Argentine producer and Teatro Colon Artistic Director Marcelo Lombardero, whose productions are critically acclaimed by audiences and critics in South America and Europe. Lombardero brings Mozart’s comic opera to the LNO in the 1980s TV series style of Latin America, conjuring an atmosphere rife with exotic, social and erotic tension.
The witty Figaro wants to marry the beautiful maid Susanna, but her charms have also moved Count Almaviva. And Cupid’s arrows didn’t stop there – the romantic plot is filled with lords and servants in disguise. Will Figaro manage to stop the lovesick Count Almaviva?
The Riga Opera Festival, founded in 1998 as the first festival of its size and scale in Eastern Europe, has already become a valuable tradition. The festival is highly anticipated by both Latvian audiences and opera-lovers from abroad who form the biggest part of all Riga Opera Festival’s visitors. Every summer, the festival marks the end of the Latvian National Opera’s performance season with an overview of the best moments of the previous year, offering fans a chance to relive their favorite scenes or see what they’ve missed.
onductor: Valdis Butāns
Stage Director: Marcelo Lombardero
Set Designer: Diego Siliano
Costume Designer: Luciana Gutman
Light Designer: Horacio Efron
Event date: June 5, 2014
Address: Aspazijas bulv. 3
Location: Latvian National Opera