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Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro, & Twitter

I love classical music.  I have been listening to classical music since I was a child.  I dabbled in music growing up but didn’t have the determination to practice like I needed to.  Nevertheless, I always listened.  To be sure, I had my favorite pieces and composers.  And believe it or not, some of my favorites included opera.  Yep, you heard me right, opera.

Why opera? Because opera is funny.  Opera is expressive. There are fights, romances, deception, parties, costumes, and MUSIC. If you like classical music, it’s easy to transition to opera because many of the great composers also wrote operas.

One of my favorite composers is this guy here:

Mozart

You’ve heard his music; it’s everywhere.  You’ve probably seen the movie Amadeus.

Mozart wrote one of my favorite operas, The Marriage of Figaro. Center City Opera Theater in Philadelphia blogged about it. You’ll probably recognize the music.

Did you read the piece?  I bet you didn’t realize how popular Mozart’s music actually is, didja?

Now for the fun.  The Marriage of Figaro is one of my faves because it’s funny.  It’s about a skirt chasing count who is married to a countess.  The count is constantly trying to sleep with Susanna (the personal maid of the countess) who is about to get married to Figaro (the personal valet to the count).  Everyone tries to trick the count and there’s lots of hiding and tricking and the count getting angry.

Sounds funny, doesn’t it? For more in depth descriptions go here.

Meanwhile, there are beautiful arias (songs) and great orchestrations.

The beautiful arias are where I come in. No, no, worry not,  I’m not singing a beautiful aria.  I only wish I sang that well outside of the shower.

As a closet opera geek I have been chosen to Tweet Live (LIVE!!) during the performance, Sunday February 5 2pm Eastern.

I am super stoked to have this awesome opportunity!

I hope you’ll join in the conversation on Twitter .

My handle is @IYAMPAM.

On Twitter.

It’ll be fun!

I’ll bring cookies.

See you Sunday February 5 @ 2pm Eastern.

On Twitter.

 

 

 

 

 

By Pam

My passion is advocating for diversity in children's and YA literature.