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Vivace Book Group
Beaumarchais Monday, January 13, 2020, 6:15–7:30 PM, pre-discussion social 5:45 PM
Collected Works, 202 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe
Complimentary for Guild members, non-members $5

Please join us for a special session of the Vivace Book Group on Monday, January 13, when we’ll be discussing two plays by Beaumarchais, The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro. We’ll be joined by actors from The Oasis Theatre, who will read selected passages aloud and participate in the discussion. They’ll even wear costumes purchased last summer at the Santa Fe Opera’s costume and props sale!

A highly engaging comedy of intrigue, The Barber of Seville portrays the resourceful Figaro foiling a jealous old man's attempts to keep his beautiful ward from her lover. And The Marriage of Figaro, condemned by Louis XVI for its daring satire of nobility and privilege, depicts a master and servant set in opposition by their desire for the same woman. With characteristic lightness of touch, Beaumarchais, a French courtier, secret agent, libertine, and adventurer, created an audacious farce of disguise and mistaken identity that balances wit, frivolity, and seriousness in equal measure. Beaumarchais’ plays serve as the basis for the beloved operas by Rossini (being performed next summer at The Santa Fe Opera) and Mozart. We suggest that you read the Penguin edition available at Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse.

Annual Luncheon
Friday, January 31, 2020, 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
ELdorado Hotel, Anasazi Ballroom, 309 West San Francisco Street, Santa Fe
$40 for Guild members, $50 for non-members
Speaker: Robert Meya, General Director of the Santa Fe Opera
Registration closes on Friday, January 24, 2019. Click here to register or phone Ken at 888-666-3430.

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