Baritone John Chest and Soprano Layla Claire featured on 6ABC TV

Soprano Layla Claire and baritone John Chest are featured on 6ABC talking about the upcoming Opera Philadelphia production of the Marriage of Figaro which opens April 28 and runs through to May 7 (details). Here’s a snippet – scroll down to watch the full interview:

“It’s some of the most beautiful music ever written,” said Chest.

“It’s really tuneful, very melodic,” said Claire. “And you’ll probably leave humming a tune or two.”

In composing the opera, Mozart partnered with librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte.

“Da Ponte was a really good friend of Mozart’s,” Claire explained. “So it was like a magic team together, and the comedy is so animated.”

And the cast promises the end of each act will leave you wanting more.

“It’s a very relatable comedy with very funny characters,” said Claire. “I think there’s a little bit of something for everyone.”