The Marriage of Figaro is one of Mozart’s most popular works. Opera Atelier, Canada’s — nay, North America’s — premier early music opera company, is currently regaling Toronto audiences with it.
A small company, Opera Atelier mounts only 2 operas a year, although sometimes an older one is revived for special performances. The Marriage of Figaro is the fall 2017 production, while Monteverdi’s The Return of Ulysses will hit the stage of the Elgin Theatre in April, 2018.
I attended the matinée performance of Figaro, which is performed in English, this past Sunday, 29 October.