Opera Philadelphia

The Marriage of Figaro

The Marriage of Figaro

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Text by Lorenzo da Ponte
Performed in Italian with English captions

Opera Philadelphia’s acclaimed production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro was a hit with audiences and critics, called “ceaselessly clever” and “easily recommendable” by The Philadelphia Inquirer, and “fresher, sassier, and more dazzling than ever” by Philadelphia Magazine. Opera fans and the opera-curious who missed out on or wish to revisit that production will have another chance to experience the classic comedy when it streams on the Opera Philadelphia Channel beginning on Friday, October 22. 

Regarded as one of the greatest operas ever written, The Marriage of Figaro is a screwball comedy complete with disguises, surprises, and compromises, and comes to life with an impressive cast of singers, including soprano Ying Fang and bass-baritone Brandon Cedel. Jack Mulroney Music Director Corrado Rovaris leads the Opera Philadelphia Orchestra and Chorus in this highly spirited production that dazzled audiences and critics alike. 

The Marriage of Figaro will be available for rent for $20 as well as unlimited viewing with an annual Channel Pass at operaphila.tv.



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The Marriage of Figaro video

Opera Philadelphia Channel

Dates are 2021 - 2022.

Approximately three hours

Co-production with Lyric Opera of Kansas City, San Diego Opera, and Palm Beach Opera.

Leadership support for The Marriage of Figaro was provided by Judy and Peter Leone.

Additional support was provided by Ellen Berman Lee, and by The Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation.

The Opera Philadelphia Channel has been made possible by the Disosway Foundation, Inc. and by Wyncote Foundation.

Audio descriptions for the Opera Philadelphia Channel have been underwritten by PECO.

Cast & Creative Team

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
  • Diane Lin Stage Manager
  • 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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