Conducted by Maestro Jonathan Santagada with the Orchestra Senzaspine.
Director Victoria Stevens transposes Lorenzo Da Ponte’s libretto of Le Nozze di Figaro to the heady world of 1930s movie industry.
The opera opens at the new headquarters of Almaviva Pictures, a glamorous film-studio. At the helm is the self-entitled Count Almaviva. The Count has only begrudgingly kept his loyal cinematographer, Figaro, on staff, because of his role in helping him win the hand of his wife and now leading-lady, the Countess Rosina. Moreover, the Count has his eye on Figaro’s bride to-be, Susanna, for whom he lusts more than anything. The story that unfolds is more comic, thrilling and moving than any film studio could ever hope to shoot.
Every night over the course of the festival, Sam and his orchestra will thrill audiences with a celebration of some of the greatest legends of swing and jazz. Expect –