The Marriage of Figaro

June 13 & 15, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
Music Hall

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte

Sung in Italian with projected translation
Rated PG

Marital mayhem from Mozart

On the day of his marriage to the charming Susanna, Figaro discovers that his master, the Count, has taken a fancy to the bride-to-be. Dismayed, the clever couple enlists the help of the Countess to foil her husband’s unwelcome advances. What should be the best day of their lives turns into a head-spinning series of disguises, dupes, desire, and disorder. Can the servants turn the tables and achieve their happily-ever-after?

Cincinnati Opera opens its 99th season with Mozart’s masterful cat-and-mouse comedy in a “lavish…dream-like period production (The Independent). Widely considered one of the greatest comic operas ever written, The Marriage of Figaro overflows with music that is simply sublime. Soprano Susanna Phillips, a regular at the Metropolitan Opera, makes her company debut in the role of the Countess, and soprano Janai Brugger, one of Opera News’s top 25 “brilliant young artists,” makes her debut as Susanna. Baritone Joseph Lattanzi returns to sing the role of Count Almaviva, following his star turn as Hawkins Fuller in Fellow Travelers. Baritone Andrew Wilkowske sings the wily Figaro, after featuring in 2014’s Silent Night as the comedic barber-turned-soldier Ponchel.


Cast & Creative Team

Countess Almaviva  Susanna Phillips
Susanna  Janai Brugger
Count Almaviva  Joseph Lattanzi
Figaro  Andrew Wilkowske
Cherubino  Rihab Chaieb
Doctor Bartolo  Kevin Burdette
Marcellina  Wendy Hill
Don Basilio  Thomas J. Capobianco
Don Curzio  Martin Bakari
Barbarina  Victoria Okafor

Conductor  Marc Piollet
Stage Director  Stephen Lawless
Scenic & Costume Designer  Leslie Travers
Lighting Designer  Thomas C. Hase
Wig & Make-up Designer  James Geier
Chorus Master  Henri Venanzi

Production constructed by Lyric Opera of Kansas City and Kansas City Costume Company.
A co-production of Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Opera Philadelphia, San Diego Opera, and Palm Beach Opera.

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Opera Insights
Enhance your Marriage of Figaro knowledge with a pre-curtain lecture one hour before each performance in Music Hall's Corbett Tower. Evans Mirageas, The Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director, provides overviews and insights into the opera's history, music, and production. Free to all ticket holders. No reservations required.