The Marriage of Figaro 11/11–11/19
This show ended 11/19/2017
DETROIT—Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro will grace the Detroit Opera House stage November 11-19 as Michigan Opera Theatre’s second opera of its 2017-18 season. The classic “opera buffa,” or comic opera, features some of Mozart’s best music, including Figaro’s famous overture, used frequently in film and advertising. The opera is set in 18th-century Seville, Spain, and the production is a sumptuous period work, featuring elaborate costumes and sets, including a realistic garden.
Ticket prices range from $35 to $170. Tickets may be purchased online at www.MichiganOpera.org, by calling (313) 237-7464 or in person at the Detroit Opera House (1526 Broadway, Detroit).
Regarded by many as the greatest opera of all time, “Figaro” is a romantic comedy that tells the story of Figaro and Susanna, a young couple under the employment of Count and Countess Almaviva. As Susanna faces the aggressive advances of the Count and the jealousy of the Countess, the couple must outsmart their employers and other forces against them to make it to their wedding day.
The cast includes Stephen Powell and Edward Nelson as Count Almaviva, Devon Guthrie and Maeve Hoglund as Susanna, and Nicole Cabell and Julie Adams as Countess Almaviva. Aubrey Allicock and Matthew Stump share the title role. Michael Patrick Albano directs the production. For complete casting and production information visit www.MichiganOpera.org.
An opera talk will be given one hour before each performance. The opera is sung in Italian with English supertitles projected above the stage.