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Wed March 2, 2011
"The Marriage Of Figaro"
By Leora Zeitlin
Las Cruces – Mozart's opera, "The Marriage of Figaro," isn't only a madcap farce about love, marriage, jealousy and hidden identities. It's also an Enlightenment argument that good-natured reason should prevail against the abuses of an overly-entitled ruling class. From March 4-6, the Dona Ana Lyric Opera will present the Marriage of Figaro at NMSU's Atkinson Recital Hall. Artistic director Andrew Zimmerman, chorusmaster Della Bustamante, and cast member Ian Sidden joined Intermezzo host Leora Zeitlin to discuss the background of the masterpiece, as well as what goes into training students to perform effectively in an opera.