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The Marriage of Figaro

(Le nozze di Figaro)
New Production
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Text by Lorenzo da Ponte
Performed in Italian with English supertitles
Opera at the Academy

Hilarity of complication

Regarded as one of the greatest operas ever written, Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro) is a screwball comedy complete with disguises, surprises, and compromises. Figaro, the wily barber and part-time matchmaker, has finally fallen in love. But, like everything else in his life, it's complicated. On the eve of Figaro’s marriage to Susanna, his master, Count Almaviva, sets his wandering eye on the lovely bride-to-be. Servant and master go head to head, and even the Countess Rosina gets in on the action when she learns of her husband’s desires. But is she embroiled in a dangerous liaison of her own? From the opening notes to the final curtain, Mozart’s score delivers a tangled love story with great farce and satire.

MapAcademy of Music

Dates are Apr. - May 2017.

Fri, Apr 28 8:00 p.m.
Sun, Apr 30 2:30 p.m.
Wed, May 3 7:30 p.m.
Fri, May 5 8:00 p.m.
Sun, May 7 2:30 p.m.

Approximately three hours and 10 minutes including one 20-minute intermission

New co-production with Lyric Opera of Kansas City, San Diego Opera, and Palm Beach Opera

Cast & Creative Team

Hear the brilliance

Corrado Rovaris
Corrado RovarisConductor
Stephen Lawless
Stephen LawlessDirector
John Chest
John Chest *as Count Almaviva
Layla Claire
Layla Claire *as Countess Almaviva
Brandon Cedel
Brandon Cedelas Figaro
Ying Fang
Ying Fang *as Susanna
Cecelia Hall
Cecelia Hallas Cherubino
Patrick Carfizzi
Patrick Carfizzi *as Bartolo
Lucy Schaufer
Lucy Schaufer *as Marcellina
Jason Ferrante
Jason Ferrante *as Don Basilio & Don Curzio
Ashley Milanese
Ashley Milanese *as Barbarina
Thomas Shivone
Thomas Shivoneas Antonio
  • Leslie Travers * Set & Costume Design
  • Thomas Hase Lighting Design
  • David Zimmerman Wig & Make Up Design
  • Elizabeth Braden Chorus Master
  • Eric Sean Fogel * Assistant Director & Choreographer
  • Gregory Boyle Assistant Stage Manager
  • Jen Shaw Assistant Stage Manager
  • *Opera Philadelphia debut
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The Composer

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) was one of the most influential, popular and prolific composers of the classical period. He composed over 600 works, including some of the most famous and loved pieces of symphonic, chamber, operatic, and choral music. Learn more about Mozart

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