Beaumarchais’ Figaro trilogy, Le Barbier de Séville, La Folle journée ou le Mariage de Figaro, L’Autre Tartuffe ou la Mère coupable, written during more than 20 years, became the literary basis and starting point for many operas beyond Rossini’s and Mozart’s masterpieces. With contributions by international scholars of different disciplines and some renowned theatre practitioners, this book traces the “Myth of Figaro” and the musical adaptations of the trilogy from the 18th century until today, documents their remarkable scope, and reflects the transfer from Beaumarchais´ theatre texts to the various libretto adaptions. It sheds light on barely known and rarely performed works and challenges what is known today based on recent scientific accomplishments.
Jean-Pierre de Beaumarchais (Paris), Daniel Brandenburg (Frankfurt), Michele Calella (Vienna), David Cranmer (Lisbon), Alessandro Di Profio (Paris), Sieghart Döhring (Thurnau), Albert Gier (Bamberg), Hilde Haider (Vienna), Saverio Lamacchia (Udine), Dominique Meyer (Vienna), Thierry Pécou (Rouen) und Mathias Spohr (Zurich).
Editor: Isolde Schmid-Reiter
Zwischen Revolution und Bürgerlichkeit: Beaumarchais‘ Figaro-Trilogie als Opernstoff
264 Seiten, Paperback
Publisher: ConBrio (February 2019)