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Classical 101

WOSU TV Airs PBS's Met Broadcast of The Marriage of Figaro

It's iconic. It's classic. It's The Marriage of Figaro, and it will be aired Friday, January 16 on WOSU TV courtesy of PBS Great Performances recording from the Metropolitan Opera. This version of the timeless opera is actually set in the 1930s, and it is conducted by Met Music Director James Levine and staged by Richard Eyre - a perfect pairing for such an important opera. There is cross-dressing, a love triangle, the reunion of a count and his wife, and some of the best vocal counterpoint Mozart ever wrote. Don't just take my word for it, though, check out Classical101 host Christopher Purdy's review on Opera Abreviated: The Marriage of Figaro from this past October. And for more information, read the synopsis and preview of this production on the PBS Great Performances page.