Who is Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro?

The Marriage of Figaro Synopsis. Figaro, servant to Count Almaviva, is about to marry Susanna, the Countess’s maid. He measures a room for a bed, but Susanna is concerned that the room is too close to the Count’s chamber.

When was the opera Figaro by Pierre Beaumarchais created?

The opera, based on a 1784 play by Pierre Beaumarchais, debuted in Vienna on May 1, 1786. The story tells how the servants Figaro and Susanna are able to wed despite the efforts of their employer, Count Almaviva, to seduce Susanna. In Act 1, Figaro and Susanna are preparing for their wedding.

Why did Figaro borrow money from Bartolo to marry Marcellina?

Figaro has borrowed money from Bartolo. To secure the loan he agreed to marry Marcellina if he couldn’t pay it back. Now the debt is due, and Bartolo demands that Figaro live up to their bargain. Next, Susanna is alone in her room when the young page Cherubino rushes in.

Why did the count put Susan and Figaro in a bedroom?

Susan suspects that the count has put them in a specific bedroom in the castle because it is near to his; she has suspected him of wanting to have an affair for awhile. She and her betrothed, Figaro, try and devise a plan whereby they can trap the count in his lechery.

Who was the first conductor of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro?

Mozart himself conducted the first two performances, conducting seated at the keyboard, the custom of the day. Later performances were conducted by Joseph Weigl. The first production was given eight further performances, all in 1786.

How did Figaro save the young man from punishment?

The young man is ultimately saved from punishment by the entrance of the peasants of the Count’s estate, a preemptive attempt by Figaro to commit the Count to a formal gesture symbolizing his promise that Susanna would enter into the marriage unsullied. The Count evades Figaro’s plan by postponing the gesture.