When you come to Figaro, you will see:
A raised orchestra pit.
The musicians' heads will be seen, just like in Mozart's day. The raised pit and smaller orchestra make the sound more present.
Instead of a harpsichord, a pianoforte will be played. This was the instrument Mozart had in mind when he wrote the opera in 1786. The pianoforte will be raised to stage level.
Maestro Darlington's son.
Max Darlington will be a supernumerary. See if you can spot him on stage!
An all-Canadian cast. Yay to home-grown talent!
~ Ling Chan