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Ingenious production opens a modern door onto Mozart's marriage story

Mar 16, 2020 - The Evening Standard (London)

OPERA The Marriage of Figaro London Coliseum, WC2 ..... Barry Millington FOR all that he admired Mozart's music, Beethoven had a visceral antipathy to The Marriage of Figaro, regarding it as scandalous and frivolous. And yet it is precisely the opera's tolerant view of human fallibility that continues to exert such a potent appeal in our own times. Joe Hill-Gibbins' new production, setting the charades of love, betrayal and forgiveness in a contemporary context, is as ingenious as it is engrossi...