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Friday, December 1, 2017

Cutting Hall,
Palatine IL
7:00pm

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Altergott Auditorium at Palatine High School,
Palatine IL
3:30pm

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Cutting Hall,
Palatine IL
3:30pm

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The Marriage of Figaro

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

 

The Marriage of Figaro was composed in 1786, and it was the first of Mozart's great operas. The combination of witty text by Da Ponte and Mozart's sparkling music was irresistible and the opera was an immediate success. The adventures of a resourceful barber are illustrated by some of the most delightful music Mozart ever wrote. The overture, which was originally written for a small chamber ensemble, is a pure gem of spontaneous melody and skillful design.

Last updated on July 7, 2013 by Palatine Concert Band