Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte,
as performed at The Houston Grand Opera.
An old familiar set welcomed us with bright cheerfulness.
Originally created by Goeran Jaervefelt - we saw its first airing at the HGO Mozart Anniversary year in 1991. It has survived over 2 decades because of its classic elegantly simple design.
No clutter, not fuzziness, just clean lines and hues.
Designed to let the voices shine.
And they did.
Both Countess and Susanna were sung by debuting Sopranos.
I also recognized Cecilia Duarte (Cruzar la Cara de La Luna) as one of the peasant girls.
All artists depended largely on the patronage of earls, counts, dukes, princes, kings and emperors!