The Marriage of Figaro
June 13 & 15, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte
Sung in Italian with projected translation
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
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.
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.