Creatively Speaking
3:41 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Do You Know The First Figaro?

Figaro, the wily barber of Seville, is portrayed in two great operas - the popular Rossini work that bears his name, and Mozart’s account of his marriage. The Philadelphia Inquirer’s David Patrick Stearns takes us to Princeton's McCarter Theatre and rehearsals for two of the plays by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais that originated the Figaro character.

Adapted and directed by Stephan Wadsworth, THE FIGARO PLAYS - new translations of the farces that inspired The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro - are on stage at at the McCarter Theatre Center throughout the month of April. Performance dates and ticket information here.