The Marriage of Figaro

Mozart

Wednesday
Apr 03, 2024 7:30pm

Friday
Apr 05, 2024 7:30pm

Sunday
Apr 07, 2024 2:30pm

Tuesday
Apr 09, 2024 7:30pm

Venue Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton

Duration 2hrs 55 min (Including 20 min intermission)

Full-bodied Flirtation

Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro is a whirlwind of love, desire, and witty schemes set in opulent 18th-century Spain. The story follows the complex web of relationships between the Count, his young wife Rosina, their clever and charming valet Figaro, and his betrothed Susanna. As the plot unfolds, a series of passionate encounters, hilarious misunderstandings, and daring disguises ensue, all driven by a desire for forbidden romance and social equality.

In this enchanting masterpiece, Mozart’s genius shines through every note, bringing to life the vivid characters and their emotional turmoil. The opera brims with delightful melodies, intricate vocal harmonies, and rapid-fire dialogue, capturing the essence of the characters’ emotions. From the flirtatious exchanges between the quick-witted Susanna and the amorous Count, to the heartfelt soliloquies of Figaro and the passionate outbursts of the lovestruck Cherubino, The Marriage of Figaro enchants the audience with its dynamic interplay of comedy, drama, and musical brilliance. With its timeless themes of love, power, and social class, Mozart’s masterwork continues to captivate audiences around the world, offering a thrilling and unforgettable experience for all who immerse themselves in its exuberant banquet of a world.


“We loved preparing a splendid Don Giovanni, and are just finished a dashing production of Così fan tutte; the appearance of Le nozze di Figaro at the conclusion of this season feels almost inevitable, for this is Mozart’s third collaboration with the redoubtable Lorenzo Da Ponte (whose long life story makes such a delightful read). We’ve met the Count and Countess before, though in an opera written a bit later by someone else; here, in Figaro, in their now settled noble household, whose peace is threatened by a philandering husband, Mozart gives us as charming a version of Upstairs/Downstairs as anyone could wish—a ‘perfect’ comedy, glittering with musical invention.”

– Timothy Vernon, Founding Artistic Director


More of The Marriage of Figaro

The iconic music of “The Marriage of Figaro,” composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, has transcended its operatic origins and found a place in various other media forms. From film to television, the timeless melodies of the opera have been adapted and utilized to add depth and emotion to storytelling. Its elegant and expressive tunes have graced countless movie soundtracks, providing a sense of sophistication and drama to memorable scenes – or to add a contrast to what’s on screen.

The Shawshank Redemption (1995)

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971)

(Note that Mrs. Teevee confidently and incorrectly states that the music is from Rachmaninoff! Never trust an adult in this film.)

Zombieland (2009)


 

Season
2023 | 2024

Sung In
Italian with English Surtitles

Tickets
Single Tickets on Sale August 4th

Venue
Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton

Seat Map

Opera Length

Estimated Run Time: 2hrs 55 min (Including 20 min intermission)

Pre-performance talk: 1 hour before each performance

Act 1 45 mins

Act 2 43 mins

Intermission 20 mins

Act 3 37 mins

Act 4 40 mins

Artists

Cast

Countess Amaviva
Sydney Baedke

Count Almaviva
Tyler Duncan

Susanna
Suzanne Rigden

Figaro
Donovan Singletary

Cherubino
Cecile Muhire

Dr. Bartolo
Peter McGillivray

Marcellina
Megan Latham

Don Basilio/Don Curzio
James McLennan

Antonio
Peter Monaghan

Barbarina
Katelyn Bird

Creative Team

Conductor
Timothy Vernon

WML Assistant Conductor
Kelly Lin

Stage Director
Morris Panych

Set Designer
Ken MacDonald

Costume Designer
Nancy Bryant

Lighting Designer
Eric Champoux

Stage Manager
Bonni Baynton

Assistant Stage Manager
Kelsey Cain

Assistant Stage Manager
Lisa Russell

Figaro, the mastermind valet, orchestrates a tangled web of wit, deception, and desire.

Full-bodied Flirtation

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