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Figaro is the namesake of the story, but Susanna is the brains of this farce. In this stock commedia del' arte Figaro is the long long son of two other characters in the opera.
The Countess wants the affections of the Count restored. She tries schemes to persuade him to abandon his foolish flirtations, hence the revealing shortened skirt.
The opera is based on characters from the commedia del' arte, which includes stock characters such as Bartolo as Pantolone, and Marcellina as Dottore. They are the long lost parents of Figaro.
Tennesee Williams' haunting tale. I illustrated these characters on a colored paper to mimic the green background of a garden.
I wanted them to look surreal as the play has a dreamy quality that seems to swing between reality and fantasy.