Based on Mozart/da Ponte and Beaumarchais
Director: David Marton
Premiere: 11 June 2016
For the last time: 07 May 2017
“Where politics fail it is the holy obligation of artists, poets and thinkers to step in and save the political legacy of this time.” (Philipp Ruch, Center for Political Beauty) – Tradition has it that shortly prior to the outbreak of the French Revolution, King Louis XVI of France staged “The Marriage of Figaro or the Mad Day”, the work of his courtier Pierre Caron de Beaumarchais, which was later referred to as a revolutionary play. Here the King availed himself of the opportunity to personally play Figaro the cunning servant and nemesis of the aristocrats. Although the King was not able to prevent the revolution by this clever move of artistic appropriation, his skillful gambit again raises the question about the effectiveness of political art. Following “La Sonnambula”, the Hungarian stage director and musician David Marton now stages “The Marriage of Figaro” as second opera production at the Kammerspiele. Together with an ensemble of singers and actors, he will indulge in the pleasure of subversion as well as in the enjoyment of music.
Sponsored by the Weik Foundation. With generous support provided by the Association of Friends of the Münchner Kammerspiele.
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