The Marriage of Figaro to the fetching, feisty Susanna is set, but what should be a blissful day to remember is quickly overrun by a perfect storm of scheming, confusion, and hilarity. In this turn of the century, upstairs-downstairs class struggle, the house of Almaviva is pitted against its callous and philandering master who also has his sights set on the lovely bride. Based on the Beaumarchais play that fueled the French Revolution, The Marriage of Figaro is more than just your average comedy. It has been acclaimed as one of the greatest operas of all time thanks in great part to Mozart’s divine score perfectly wedded to DaPonte’s witty and timeless libretto.
ESTIMATED RUN TIME: 2 Hours 27 Minutes
Friday, November 1, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Sung in Italian.
Supertitles in English.
Gabriel Preisser returns to the Mainstage to sing the title role of Figaro joined by Puerto Rican Soprano Maria Laetitia as Susanna, Metropolitan Opera Soprano Brittany Renee Robinson as the Countess, and Torlef Borsting as the Count.
Directed by Robert Neu and conducted by Nicola Giusti, the production features musicians from the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and members of the Opera Orlando Chorus and Opera Orlando Youth Company.
Georgianna Eberhard - Hair & Makeup Designer
Michelle Engleman - Production Manager/Stage Manager
Chevalier Lovett - Chorus Master / Assistant Conductor
Grant Preisser - Scenic Designer
Kim Welborn - Costume Designer
Jon Whiteley - Lighting Designer
Listen to excerpts from The Marriage of Figaro.
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A few fun facts about Figaro!
Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) is based on a play (La Folle Journée, ou Le Mariage de Figaro) by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais.
No music was written prior to obtaining the Emperor’s permission to turn the subversive French play into an opera.
(Anyone who has watched the 1984 movie Amadeus may be surprised to learn this.)
Mozart was only 30 years old when he composed the music for The Marriage of Figaro.