25 Dec '15, 8pm

SQUEEEEEEE! I just ordered tickets for the opera! I am so jazzed. I haven't seen live opera in 16 years, since I...

A castle–the home of the Count and Countess Almaviva–near Seville, in the late 1700s Act 1 Figaro and Susanna, the valet and maid of Count and Countess Almaviva, are to marry today. Susanna tells Figaro that the Count has been trying to seduce her, and Figaro vows to teach the Count a lesson. Meanwhile, Dr. Bartolo, still seeking vengeance on Figaro for the events of The Barber of Seville , consults with his former servant, Marcellina. She is determined to collect on an old loan made to Figaro. According to the terms, Figaro must either pay her back or marry her. Marcellina fights with her younger rival, Susanna. The teenage page Cherubino wants Susanna to plead on his behalf with the Countess to reinstate him in the Count's good graces—the Count has banished Cherubino from the castle after finding him with the gardener Antonio's daughter, Barbarina. They hear the Count ap...

Full article: http://seattleopera.org/on-stage/the-marriage-of-figaro/

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MAD completes the undulating Harbin Opera House...

inhabitat.com 24 Dec '15, 6am

has completed the undulating Harbin Opera House, the firm's first and largest project designed for the Harbin Cultural Isl...