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Unformatted text preview: Manitoba Opera The Marriage of Figaro Composed by: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto by: Lorenzo da Ponte Based on the play Le Mariage de Figaro by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais Study Guide April 2006 Written & Compiled by: Jane Stewart ITS BEEN 250 YEARS SINCE MOZARTS BIRTH (January 27, 1756 December 5, 1791) Welcome to Manitoba Opera This Study Guide has been created to assist you in preparing your students for their visit to the opera. It is our hope that you will be able to add this to your existing curriculum in order to expand your students understanding of opera, literature, history, and the fine arts. Materials in the Study Guide may be copied and distributed to students. Some students may wish to go over the information at home if there is insufficient time to discuss in class. Make the opera experience more meaningful and enjoyable by sharing with them knowledge and background on opera and The Marriage of Figaro before they attend. Please Note: The Dress Rehearsal is the last opportunity the singers will have on stage to work with the orchestra before Opening Night. Since vocal demands are so great on opera singers, some singers choose not to sing in full voice during the Dress Rehearsal in order to preserve their vocal chords and avoid unnecessary strain. Table of Contents A Short Introduction to Opera ...............................................................................................................2 Audience Etiquette ..................................................................................................................................3 Cast List ....................................................................................................................................................4 Pronunciation Guide................................................................................................................................5 The Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart............................................................................................6 The Librettist: Lorenzo da Ponte..............................................................................................................8 Historical Notes........................................................................................................................................8 Synopsis ....................................................................................................................................................9 What to Listen for ..................................................................................................................................10 Recordings of The Marriage of Figaro .......................................................................................................11 Suggested Books .....................................................................................................................................12 The Operatic Voice ................................................................................................................................13The Operatic Voice ....
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