November 10, 2008

Le Nozze di Figaro ( November 21. 8PM)

Le Nozze di Figaro, Anonymus Watercolour, 19 th Century

The Marriage of Figaro, W. A. MOZART

(Opera in Italian Language with Spanish subtitles )

The start of a new humanism

Le nozze di Figaro is a four acts “commedia per la musica”, based in “The marriage of Figaro” from french writer Beaumarchais. The opera was composed by W. A. Mozart with libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. It was performed for the first time in Vienna, on May 1. 1786 under the direction of his composer. Considered the first musical comedy of the history, its plot takes place in Seville (Spain) and takes the continuity of the characters Almaviva, Figaro and Rosina, key rolls from "The Barber of Seville".

Dr. José María "Pepe" Kokubu, an specialist in Mozart and author of "Mozart and Gardel. The music of the words", will give an illustrative introduction in avant to the function at the European Club.
With musical examples, Mr. Kokubu will show how in 1786, (two years before the French Revolution and ten years after the American Revolution and the establishment of the Virreynato del Rio de la Plata ) Mozart manages to overcome the dualism that characterized the musical theater of his time , achieving a perfect union between the sacred and the profane, the tragic and the comic, the noble and the popular.

At the conclusion of the talk , there will be a cantabile surprise !

We love Opera !(Friday, November 21. 8 pm.)
Teatro Avenida, Av. De Mayo 1222, Buenos Aires.
Tickets $ 30 .- Over-Paradiso
Illustrative talk: Friday November 21, 6 pm.
At European Club, Av. Corrientes 327 Floor 21

Contribution: Non Members $ 10 .-
CE Members : Free Access.

We need you to confirm your attendance because places are limited.

RSVP: Beatriz Acosta (

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(The European Club does not reserve or sell tickets to the opera. Tickets must be purchased at the Theater or by

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