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A by-the-book 'Marriage of Figaro' from Los Angeles Opera
A by-the-book 'Marriage of Figaro' from Los Angeles Opera

Los Angeles Opera's journey through playwright Pierre Beaumarchais' Figaro trilogy opened with John Corigliano's expansion of Part 3 of the story, "The Guilty Mother," in "The Ghosts of Versailles." The company then doubled back to the beginning of the saga with Rossini's "The Barber of Seville." Finally, Part 2, Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro," opened for business Saturday night at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. What this amounts to is another genuine multi-opera cycle to go along with Wagner's "Ring" in the repertory, and there are even interchangeable spare parts available — say, substituting...

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