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Lower Years Studying the Marriage of Figaro

Last week, Lower Years students had the opportunity to learn more about Mozart’s masterpiece “The Marriage of Figaro”. They looked at the complex relationships between the main characters and how these are translated into music.

The piece was analysed from the aspect of the social circumstances of the time, as it openly criticises the aristocracy whose authority was determined merely by virtue of birth. Children were encouraged to discuss and compare those circumstances with the present day.

The students were surprised when they realised that they already knew the Overture for the Marriage of Figaro. They had a chance to listen to the most famous arias, such as: ‘Porgi amor’ and ‘Non più andrai’.

On Monday 20 February, the Lower Years children will have the opportunity to attend a reduced performance of The Marriage of Figaro at school along with their parents.