Icelandic Opera returns to the stage of the Icelandic National Theater with Mozart´s "Le nozze di Figaro". The opera is about love, marriage and entitlement. Figaro and Susanna must survive their wedding day and overcome huge obstacles – mistrust, jealousy, betrayal, lawsuits, massive debts and a lecherous lord. Meanwhile, as one marriage begins, another seems to be collapsing. The abandoned and furious Countess is hoping to save her marriage to the philandering Count, a nobleman intent on exercising decadent and ancient rights to which he mistakenly believes himself fully entitled. In a sparkling new baroque production full of aristocratic absurdity, farce and comedy, the eighteenth century has never looked so colorful, vibrant and fun.
A short synopsis:
It's a wedding! Figaro loves Susanna,
Susanna loves Figaro, the Count thinks he loves Susanna, Marcellina loves
Figaro, Cherubino loves all women but especially the Countess, and the
Countess still loves the Count but wishes she didn't. The Count wants to seduce
Susanna and stop her marrying Figaro. Outsmarted not only by his own servants,
some cunning disguises, people jumping out of windows, but also by the sudden
arrival of a couple of long-lost parents and by his own wife's determination
and ingenuity, the Count slowly realises that the world is changing and he
might not be in charge anymore....