Le Nozze di Figaro

OPERA OMAHA finished its mainstage season with a marvelous production of Mozart’s Nozze di Figaro. Director Dean Anthony, who in his program note said, “I believe I have to trust [Mozart’s musical trajectory] and not get in the way” did exactly that, and did so brilliantly (seen March 31). From the choreographed set preparation during the overture to every facet of the story, Anthony perfectly united the musical and dramatic stories. This production is easily Opera Omaha’s best production of the year. The ensemble’s comedic timing was superb; one didn’t want it to stop. The set design and costume design by Leslie Travers was stunning: the pale stony white plastered unit set was vibrantly contrasted with the vivid costumes. The lighting design by Tláloc López-Watermann made sure you never missed a beat of the action.