Mozart’s most popular opera, The Marriage of Figaro, may be a standard that most opera fans have seen multiple times, but the opening at Seattle Opera this weekend will be a first in a few ways. The production itself is new to Seattle, having debuted in New Zealand to acclaim. More saliently to local audiences, this production is the directorial debut of Seattle Opera’s General Director Aidan Lang at McCaw Hall. It also marks the Seattle Opera debut of renowned bass-baritone Shenyang in the title role.
From the Seattle Opera website:
Chaos and hilarity abound as clever servants outwit arrogant masters, crafty women outsmart foolish men folk, and one crazy day ends in happiness and love. From the instantly recognizable notes of its toe-tapping overture to its uplifting finale, The Marriage of Figaro sparkles with genius.
Pre-performance talks are offered 90 minutes before each performance for $7 in the Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at McCaw Hall. Read more and reserve tickets to the talks online.
Seattle Opera Presents The Marriage of Figaro
When: January 16-30. Evenings at 7:30 PM. Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM. (Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, 20 minutes with 1 intermission)
Where: McCaw Hall (321 Mercer St)
In Italian with English subtitles. See more about the show, the cast, ticket availability and pricing on the Seattle Opera website.