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From: Brooklyn Repertory Opera
Date: 10/12/2008


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Love is in the air or maybe it’s not as the Brooklyn
Repertory Opera kicks off its fall season with Opera’s most
famous Marriage, Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro”. All
performances are in English and will be presented on
November 1-2, 8-9 and 15-16 at 3:30 PM at the Brooklyn
Lyceum Theatre in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

One of opera’s most treasured and complex stories, “the
Marriage of Figaro” is all about twenty four hours in the
lives and loves of masters and servants in the 18th century.
Susanna (Karmen Kluge/Stephanie Izzo), maid to Countess
Almaviva (Kathleen Keske/ Jessica Sandidge) and Figaro
(Soyoung Choi/Ilberto Lagana), steward to the Count (Evan
Bennett/Luis Gonzalez) are about to be married. Before the
marriage can take place, however, the womanizing yet
watchful Count wants to bed Susanna- an absurd request in
our time but legally permitted during the time of the opera!
He is clearly rejected, but that doesn’t stop him from

Susanna and Countess devise a plan to expose the
philandering Count which involves swapping clothes, hiding
under furniture and jumping out of windows. Once caught, he
begs for his wife’s forgiveness, which he ultimately
receives, and all is happy with the couples in the end. In
the meantime, other complications arise throughout the day
in the persons of the young troublemaker Cherubino (Toby
Newman/Jocelyne O’Toole), who is passionate about every
woman he meets; the conniving Dr. Bartolo (Jay Gould/W.
Allen Wrede) who is only out for himself, and the spinster,
Marcellina (Barrett Cobb/Mary Jane Dingledy) to whom a debt
must be repaid..

The opera is conducted by Roger Malouf and Jennifer
Peterson. Tickets for The Marriage of Figaro are $20.00 for
adults and $10.00 for students and seniors. Group rates are
also available. Brooklyn Lyceum is located at 227 4th Ave,
Brooklyn, New York (located on the corner of Union and 4th
avenue). It is accessible to the R Subway at the Union
Street stop. For reservations or more information, call
(866) 469-2687 or visit

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