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The Mozart opera that runs just four performances at the Harrison Opera House really shouldn’t be called The Marriage of Figaro, stage director Lillian Groag points out. “Figaro’s Wedding Day” would be a better translation of Le nozze di Figaro.
The word "genius" gets tossed around a lot in the music world, but most agree that Wolfgang A. Mozart deserves the accolade. Conductor Steven Smith and stage director Lillian Groag, who are collaborating on Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro," have no trouble citing examples of the composer's amazing talents. The Virginia Opera production of this comic masterpiece will open Saturday in Norfolk.
“I think ‘Streetcar’ is an opera already, except that it doesn’t have music,” composer André Previn once said in sizing up Tennessee Williams’ play “A Streetcar Named Desire.” Virginia Opera’s powerhouse production of Previn’s three-hour 1998 opera, “A Streetcar Named Desire,” now in the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, shows just how right he was.
"Hey Stelllaaa! Hey Stelllaaa!" Marlon Brando's bellow in the film of "A Streetcar Named Desire" is one of the most memorable moments in cinema history. Drunk and soaked, Brando's Stanley Kowalski is a brutish animal calling for his mate, and Stella doesn't disappoint. Slowly, seductively, his wife descends a staircase to meet him.