The Marriage of Figaro

MUSIC BY WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

 

Here comes the bride. And her rival. And the man trying to seduce her. And his wife.

 

Lust, power, and gossip threaten to throw all of Figaro’s wedding plans into disarray. How will the wily servant save the day? Find out in this irresistible, brand-new production of Mozart’s masterpiece.

San Francisco Opera New Production

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Sung in Italian with English supertitles


 

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RUNNING TIME

Approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes including two intermissions

Act I 47 minutes
Intermission 25 minutes
Act II 49 minutes
Intermission 20 minutes
Acts III & IV 78 minutes

WHO SHOULD SEE IT

Fans of madcap slapstick comedies, the upstairs-downstairs shenanigans of Downton Abbey, the Oscar-winner Amadeus, and American period pieces

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Friday 10/11/19 7:30PM
Sunday 10/13/19 2:00PM
Wednesday 10/16/19 7:30PM Buy Tickets
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THE BUZZ

“The standout among them was bass-baritone Michael Sumuel, who brought luminous tone and theatrical presence.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“[Jeanine] De Bique is an artist of dramatic presence and versatility”
Washington Post

“Henrik Nánási conducts with stylish panache and considerable elegance… Tremendous fun.”
The Guardian

Synopsis

Two servants must outmaneuver the nobleman of the house before they can marry.

 

READ COMPLETE SYNOPSIS >

 

Figaro

Program Articles

Revolutionary Partnership: Mozart & Da Ponte In Vienna

On May 7th, 1783 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote to his father from Vienna...” Read more.

The More Things Change: Making Figaro’s Meaning

Recalling the process of turning playwright Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais’ recent hit The Marriage of Figaro into a libretto for Mozart, Lorenzo Da Ponte acknowledged... Read more.

Director’s Note

The narrative structure of beginning, middle, and end is as old as storytelling itself. Read more.

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Pre-Opera Talks

Perfect for newcomers, opera aficionados or anyone in between, our pre-opera talks provide an engaging 25-minute overview of the opera. Free to ticketholders, 55 minutes prior to curtain in the Orchestra section. Speaker: Kip Cranna.

Open Curtain

Have you always wanted to see the inner workings of our stage? At select performances, our curtain is open during intermission and we narrate the live changeover. Dates: Saturday, October 19 and Friday, October 25.

 

CAST AND CREATIVE

CAST
Figaro Michael Sumuel
Susanna Jeanine De Bique *
Count Almaviva Levente Molnár *
Countess Almaviva Nicole Heaston *
Cherubino Serena Malfi *
Doctor Bartolo James Creswell
Marcellina Catherine Cook
Don Basilio Greg Fedderly
Don Curzio Brenton Ryan
Barbarina Natalie Image
Antonio Bojan Knežević

PERFORMANCES

Oct 11, 13, 16, 19, 22, 25, 27; Nov 1

CREATIVE
Conductor Henrik Nánási
Director Michael Cavanagh
Set Designer Erhard Rom
Costume Designer Constance Hoffman
Lighting Designer Jane Cox *
Choreographer Lawrence Pech
Chorus Director Ian Robertson

* San Francisco Opera debut

San Francisco Opera new production.

 

Previous performances of The Marriage of Figaro can be found in our Archive.

MADE POSSIBLE BY

John A. & Cynthia Fry Gunn; the Phyllis C. Wattis Fund for New Productions; the Koret Foundation; Jan Shrem & Maria Manetti Shrem; and the Thomas Tilton Production Fund.

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