Mercyhurst is proud to once again be hosting the MET Opera Live in the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center.
On Oct. 18, the opera “Le Nozze Di Figaro” by Mozart will be playing at 12:55 p.m.
Meaning the “Marriage of Figaro,” the opera tells the tale of a single day of madness in the palace of Count Almaviva near Seville, Spain.
Dr. Bartolo is seeking revenge against Figaro for thwarting his plans to marry Rosina, the new Countess, and Count Almaviva has degenerated from a romantic into a scheming, skirt-chasing bully.
Having given Figaro a job as head of his staff, the Count is now persistently trying to obtain the favors of Figaro’s bride-to-be, Susanna.
He keeps finding excuses to delay the wedding of his servants, which is arranged for that very same day.
Figaro, Susanna and the Countess conspire to embarrass the Count and expose his scheming.
He responds by trying to compel Figaro to marry a woman old enough to be his mother, but as it turns out, she really is his mother.
Through Figaro’s and Susanna’s clever manipulations, the Count’s love for his Countess is finally restored.
The opera promises to be one full of laughter and mischief, bringing to mind Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.”
The opera will play on Saturday, Oct. 18, in the PAC at 12:55 p.m.
Tickets are $18 for adults and $7.50 for students and can be purchased through the PAC box office.