Le nozze di Figaro has opened at the Santa Fe Opera! You can view press photos from the production here.
Here’s a snippit from news coverage from the Santa Fe New Mexican:
How fortunate we are that the Mozart family spent so much time writing letters, and that, against all odds, many of the missives that passed among them were saved by their recipients and preserved for succeeding generations. The opera Le nozze di Figaro first surfaces in the family’s correspondence in late 1785. Wolfgang had been living in Vienna for four years by then. His mother had passed away, but his father, Leopold, was still living in the composer’s native Salzburg and his sister, Nannerl, was residing in St. Gilgen, about 20 miles distant from Salzburg. Letters flowed among them. On Nov. 11, 1785, Leopold wrote to Nannerl… Read more at Santa Fe New Mexican.