2 Aug 2017

The Sexual Politics of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro

From Upbeat, 1:00 pm on 2 August 2017

Sex and politics go hand in hand in Mozart’s opera The Marriage of Figaro. Mozart played fast and loose with censorship rules in in writing an opera about the right of the lord of the manor to have sex with every new bride on his estate. Kate Lineham who plays the Countess in Eternity Opera’s new production talks with director Alex Galvin about how Mozart’s sublime music allowed him to get away with discussing the controversial European practice in one of his most popular operas.

Kate Lineham as the Countess in Marriage of Figaro

Kate Lineham as the Countess in Marriage of Figaro Photo: Supplied

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