January 10, 2014 at 8:30 AM
SUMMIT, NJ - Stony Hill Players will be performing Mozart’s comedic masterpiece, The Marriage of Figaro”, sung in English and set in modern day New Jersey. This timeless opera has been described by critics as “so engrossing, you almost forget you’re watching an opera.”
The opera opens with Figaro, the trusted advisor to a senator, preparing for his wedding to Suzanna, a member of the senator’s staff. The Senator has tired of his own wife, and is scheming to obtain the favors of Susanna, while forcing Figaro to marry another. Meanwhile, the Senator’s wife, aware of his deceitfulness, conspires with Susanna and Figaro to expose the Senator’s plans, and lead the wayward husband back to his faithful wife. Mozart's music, played masterfully by a full chamber orchestra, elevates the hilarious story from mere comedy into a triumph.
Stony Hill Players, enthralling audiences with fully staged operas since 1947, is located at the Oakes Center at 120 Morris Avenue. Performance dates are January 24 - 26, 31, and February 1 -2. Show times are Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sunday Matinees at 3 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase on-line at http://marriageoffigaro.brownpapertickets.com, and may also be ordered by calling 908 / 665-1376, and will also be sold at the door. Admission for adults is $25, and $10 for with kids under 18. For more information, visit www.stonyhillplayers.org.