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The Marriage of Figaro

Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro whisks us through the events of one crazy day.

Figaro, the Count’s valet, tries to wed Susanna, the Countess’s maid, before their philandering master can bed her first.

Brought in to remake the original video design, we pulled certain elements from the set and costume design, and refined the storytelling, reducing the original video to it’s most important elements and re-filming others.

The servants, running around the stage avoiding their uncaring masters – the protagonists – have a greater presence. They appear during changes, dancing with the ever-present bull’s skulls and playing with the idea of the skulls as symbols of ownership or masculinity. The entire re-design makes use of the large, flat surfaces of the revolving set design, the skulls looming over the actions of the cast.

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