Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) Character likenesses taken from “Le Nozze di Figaro” by the Royal Opera House,...
Main Characteristics <ul><li>Use of Light </li></ul><ul><li>Trouser Role </li></ul><ul><li>Ensembles vs. Aria </li></ul><u...
Use of Light The night assists me in my plan // Come, my delight, do not delay // come to where love calls you  -- Susanna...
Bass Voices Figaro Bartolo Antonio
Demonstration of the Bass Voice: Figaro in “ Se Vuol Ballare, Signor ” OR Bartolo in “La Vendetta, oh, La Vendetta”
Setting: Susanna and Figaro's Wedding Day The Count's Estate, near Seville Figaro ,  valet to the Count Susanna ,  maid to...
Use of the Chorus <ul><li>Most often, the chorus is used to move the action along. </li></ul><ul><li>However, the chorus i...
Demonstration of Chorus Use: Giovani liete, fiori spargete and cos'e questa commedia (no link)
The Trouser Role <ul><li>Not used very often in Opera Buffa settings. </li></ul><ul><li>Very ironic in this setting. </li>...
Demonstration of the Trouser Role: venite inginocchiatevi
Aria vs. Ensemble <ul><li>Acts 1-3: </li></ul><ul><li>7 Arias </li></ul><ul><li>17 Ensemble Pieces </li></ul><ul><li>Act 4...
Demonstration of Ensemble Pieces: Voi signor, che giusto siete And Riconosci in questo amplesso
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  1. 1. Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) Character likenesses taken from “Le Nozze di Figaro” by the Royal Opera House, London. Performance run starting January 31, 2006
  2. 2. Main Characteristics <ul><li>Use of Light </li></ul><ul><li>Trouser Role </li></ul><ul><li>Ensembles vs. Aria </li></ul><ul><li>Love “Entanglement” </li></ul><ul><li>Use of Chorus </li></ul><ul><li>Bass Voices </li></ul>
  3. 3. Use of Light The night assists me in my plan // Come, my delight, do not delay // come to where love calls you -- Susanna, Act 4, “Deh vieni non tardar”
  4. 4. Bass Voices Figaro Bartolo Antonio
  5. 5. Demonstration of the Bass Voice: Figaro in “ Se Vuol Ballare, Signor ” OR Bartolo in “La Vendetta, oh, La Vendetta”
  6. 6. Setting: Susanna and Figaro's Wedding Day The Count's Estate, near Seville Figaro , valet to the Count Susanna , maid to the Countess The Countess Count Almaviva Cherubino, page to the Count Barbarina, the Count's servant Marcellina, Figaro's Moneylender Mutual Love Secret Love
  7. 7. Use of the Chorus <ul><li>Most often, the chorus is used to move the action along. </li></ul><ul><li>However, the chorus is almost used as a stalling tactic in this opera, instead opting for more use of recitative. </li></ul><ul><li>Always a mob of the housekeep wanting to see Susanna and Figaro get married. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Demonstration of Chorus Use: Giovani liete, fiori spargete and cos'e questa commedia (no link)
  9. 9. The Trouser Role <ul><li>Not used very often in Opera Buffa settings. </li></ul><ul><li>Very ironic in this setting. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Demonstration of the Trouser Role: venite inginocchiatevi
  11. 11. Aria vs. Ensemble <ul><li>Acts 1-3: </li></ul><ul><li>7 Arias </li></ul><ul><li>17 Ensemble Pieces </li></ul><ul><li>Act 4: </li></ul><ul><li>4 Arias </li></ul>Interesting fact: The performances on the first run of Le Nozze di Figaro took a long time as a result of the encores. Because of this, the Emperor limited them to the singing of the arias. <ul><li>4 Ensemble Pieces </li></ul>
  12. 12. Demonstration of Ensemble Pieces: Voi signor, che giusto siete And Riconosci in questo amplesso

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