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Cornell at the Opera – Boston

Cornell at the Opera: The Marriage of Figaro – Love, Lust & Laughter
Friday, April 28, 2017 | 5:30 p.m. | Boston, MA

“For here they talk about nothing but Figaro. Nothing is played, sung or whistled but Figaro.
No opera is drawing like Figaro. Nothing, nothing but Figaro. Certainly a great honour for me!” – Mozart,


This event is SOLD OUT.

Join Cornell for an evening at the opera. It is opening night for this Mozart masterpiece! The program will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a short reception featuring appetizers, wine, beer and soft drinks, followed by a pre-performance discussion on Mozart’s music with Jessica Waldoff PhD ’95, before the opera begins at 7:30 pm. 

The Marriage of Figaro is a comic opera in four acts composed in 1786 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The passions and perils of love and marriage collide in one uproarious day as Figaro struggles to get his bride, Susanna, to the altar unscathed. Identities are concealed, manners upended, plots foiled, imbroglio abounds … but Mozart’s glorious music assures that all’s well that ends well.

Jessica Waldoff PhD ’95 will lead us in a pre-performance discussion of the opera.  An internationally recognized scholar of eighteenth-century opera, Professor Waldoff is the author of Recognition in Mozart’s Operas (Oxford University Press, 2006) and several essays on the music of Haydn and Mozart published in scholarly books and journals. She is an Associate Professor at the College of the Holy Cross and Past President of the Mozart Society of America.

Event Details:

Date: Friday, April 28, 2017
Time:5:30 p.m. – Reception 
           6:15 p.m. – Opera discussion with Jessical Waldoff PhD ’95
           7:10 p.m. – Departure to the John Hancock Hall 
           7:30 p.m. – Performance
Reception & Discussion Location: Loews Boston, 154 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116 
Performance Location: John Hancock Hall at the Back Bay Events Center, 180 Berkeley Street, Boston
T-Stop: Arlington or Copley on the Green line and Back Bay on the Orange line
Parking: Discount parking available at Garage @ 100 Clarendon.  $7.00 evening rate (after 5:00 p.m.) with validation
Tickets:  B Zone (left orchestra) seats and reception: $119.00 per person. SOLD OUT
C Zone (left orchestra) seats and reception: $91.00 per person. SOLD OUT

Presentation, hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine included in registration fee.

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