Young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s charming opera Bastien und Bastienne brings to life a tale of two lovers who are trying to reconcile. True love, loyalty and trust are at the heart of the story and a well-meaning magician who finally brings them together. Composed by Mozart when he was only 12 years old, the narrative of the piece highlights the characters inner emotional struggles, while the music keeps this classical gem “light” and accessible.
In the second half of the program, Brooklyn Opera Works will showcase fully staged scenes from Mozart’s later masterpieces such as Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and The Magic Flute.
Performances will be accompanied by the Brooklyn Opera Works chamber ensemble and will showcase elegant period costumes by Deborah Wright Houston.