Festivals & Fairs

28 Aug 2011 – Marriage of Figaro

Sat: a presidential election in SIN and again unable to vote! A weekend of moving with much rain on Sat. M&B have to vacate their apartment in OSL by last day of this month. They have enough stuff to fill the house and all the storerooms! Will be a task when they move on to a smaller place with their next move!!

Sun: here in Norway being the last weekend of Aug and the summer, there are carnivals, fairs, farmers market etc going on in various places. Fortunately the rains ceased and made it possible to attend the outdoor Sunday church services, concerts and the highlights for Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro; delightful 45mins performance. This is the first time to the Sandvika Byfest/festival. Met up with Jenny who lives in Sankvika and her lovely 6th floor apartment is the background in these pix!

The Marriage of Figaro is a comic opera which recounts a single day of madness in the palace of the Count Almaviva in Spain. Having gratefully given Figaro a job as head of his servant-staff, the count is now persistently trying to obtain the favors of Figaro’s bride-to-be, Susanna. He keeps finding excuses to delay the civil part of the wedding of his two servants, which is arranged for this very day. Figaro, Susanna and the Countess conspire to embarrass the Count and expose him. He responds by trying to legally compel Figaro to marry a woman old enough to be his mother, but it turns out at that she really is his mother. Through Figaro’s and Susanna’s clever manipulations, the Count’s love for his Countess is finally restored.

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