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The Marriage of Figaro at Riverside Parramatta

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A splendid performance of the new adaptation from Mozart
The Marriage of Figaro is one spectacular opera performance that was executed with such perfection by the cast. Whether you are an opera enthusiast, a fan of Mozart or just simply enjoy experiencing theatre performances then it is a must see!

The show is being held at the Riverside Theatre in Parramatta.

The performance begins with some of the most memorable music in all of opera. From the first notes of the overture, it transforms you into the "crazy day" of Figaro and Susanna. The orchestra was conducted by Paul Fitzsimon and was truly magical.

The opera performance takes us into the world of the estate of Court Almaviva, just outside Seville, which includes a day that is filled with craziness as the Count's servant Figaro (Jeremy Kleeman) is to wed the Countess' maid Susanna (Celeste Lazarenko). However, not everyone is happy about the wedding, especially the Count (Simon Meadows) who has had his eye on Susanna for some time. The housekeeper Marcellina (Kristen Leich) is attracted to Figaro and her former flame, Dr Bartolo (Steven Gallop) was once in love with Susanna and would prefer for the wedding not to happen.

This new adaptation of Mozart is filled with many humorous moments throughout the show, as well as moments of shocking confessions which are transformed into laugh out loud dispositions.

The opera production consisted of four acts and the director (Michael Gow) certainly wrote a dialogue that kept all of the important elements of the story, as well as making the character's plotting and scheming as clear as possible, and it without doubt showed.

The whole cast did an excellent performance, including the Children's Chorus who added a cuteness to the production. The costumes were outstanding as well as lighting and of course the band.

It was truly a magical piece to watch and highly entertaining.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the theatre.

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When: 20 August 2016
Where: Riverside Theatre, Church St, Parramatta
Cost: Tickets: $39- $59
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