Opera Vocal Score.
Includes FOUR arias set on Grades 5, 6 & 8 of the ABRSM Singing Exams.
Mozart's The Marriage Of Figaro was based on Beaumarchais' politically radical play - the second of the trilogy which begun with The Barber Of Seville - later of course adapted into an opera by Rossini. As in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, The Marriage of Figaro depicted the aristocracy as buffoons controlled and outwitted by their cunning servants. This time Figaro and Susanna are due to wed but must first outwit the Count, who is determined to exercise a masters ancient right to deflower the bride of his servant.
This is the Schirmer edition of the Vocal Score, with an English translation by Ruth and Thomas Martin and an essay by Nathan Broder.
Arias set by the ABRSM: