Charlottesville Opera Presents: The Marriage of Figaro
Live Events | 07/8/2018 | 2:00PM
The Marriage of Figaro Show Schedule
- July 8, 2018 at 2:00PM
- July 12, 2018 at 7:30PM
- July 14, 2018 at 7:30PM
*Midweek Discount July 14: $25.00, $45.00, $60.00, $70.00
**Series Ticket Prices: $23.75, $47.50, $61.75, $71.25
The Marriage of Figaro
Music by WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Libretto by LORENZO DA PONTE
A cornerstone of the operatic canon, The Marriage of Figaro is one of Mozart’s best-loved operas, as it continues the story of characters well-known to lovers of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. The Marriage of Figaro is the first collaboration between Mozart and Da Ponte, who went on to create Cosi fan tutte and Don Giovanni together. The comic opera tells the story of the servants Figaro and Susanna, who succeed in getting married, foiling the efforts of their philandering employer Count Almaviva to seduce Susanna and teaching him a lesson in fidelity.
The world-class cast features Tyler Simpson (Metropolitan Opera) as he returns to Charlottesville Opera as Figaro, after having appeared in the 2012 production of La Boheme. Karin Mushegain plays Susanna. Charlottseville Opera audiences last heard Mushegain as Rosina in The Barber of Seville (2011). Katherine Whyte (Metropolitan Opera) plays the Countess. Trevor Scheunemann (Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera) returns to Charlottesville as Count Almaviva; Charlottesville Opera audiences will remember him in the title role in The Music Man (2012).
With exquisite music, comic misunderstandings, and a heartwarming resolution, this production of The Marriage of Figaro is not to be missed.