Featured on 6ABC TV Talking about Opera Philadelphia’s Marriage of Figaro

Layla and baritone John Chest are featured in the clip above by 6ABC News ahead of the opening of Opera Philadephia’s Marriage of Figaro production, which opens April 28 and runs through to May 7, 2017. Here are some moments from the written piece on 6ABC:

“One of the most beloved operas of all time takes center stage later this month in the latest offering from Opera Philadelphia. Mozart debuted The Marriage of Figaro in Vienna in 1786. And now, more than 200 years later, the comedic opera remains a favorite of both audiences and critics the world over.

The Marriage of Figaro tells the story of Figaro and Susanna… “It’s really tuneful, very melodic,” said Claire. “And you’ll probably leave humming a tune or two.” In composing the opera, Mozart partnered with librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte.

“Da Ponte was a really good friend of Mozart’s,” Claire explained. “So it was like a magic team together, and the comedy is so animated.” And the cast promises the end of each act will leave you wanting more.

“It’s a very relatable comedy with very funny characters,” said Claire. “I think there’s a little bit of something for everyone.”” –read the full article here, and watch the TV spot below.

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