Arizona Opera Book Club: Barber of Seville and Marriage of Figaro

The Arizona Opera's official book club meets to discuss Pierre-Augustin Beaumarchais's The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro, used as the basis of operas by Mozart and Rossini.

A highly engaging comedy of intrigue, The Barber of Seville portrays the resourceful Figaro foiling a jealous old man's attempts to keep his beautiful ward from her lover. The Marriage of Figaro—condemned by Louis XVI for its daring satire of nobility and privilege—depicts a master and servant set in opposition by their desire for the same woman.
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By Pierre-Augustin Beaumarchais, John Wood (Translated by), John Wood (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780140441338
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Published: Penguin Classics -