The Marriage of Figaro


Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte, based on the play by Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais

Thursday-Saturday, November 12-14, 2009, at 7:30pm
Sunday, November 15, 2009, at 3pm

Tryon Festival Theatre

With its scintillating libretto, infectious score, and stunning arias, The Marriage of Figaro rightfully deserves its place at the forefront of operatic history. Premiered in 1786, it remains a timeless endorsement of common sense and forgiveness. In the midst of a class struggle, servants outwit aristocrats and women outdo men in Mozart’s witty upending of social conventions. In typical operatic fashion, several cases of mistaken identity are resolved, humiliation teaches the offenders, and good humor restores order.

Production Staff

Conductor: Eduardo Diazmunoz

Director: Brant Pope

Choral Master: Fred Stoltzfus

Opera Manager: Thomas Schleis

Scenic Designer: Jenna Engelmann*

Assistant Scenic Designer: Katie Snyder**

Costume Designer: Andrea Bouck

Lighting Designer: Hansu Na*

Assistant Lighting Designer: Darren McCroom*

Sound Designer: Robert Dagit*

Technical Director: Steven Ferrier*

Stage Manager: Elina Kotlyar*

Assistant Stage Manager: Joshua Kaiser**

Assistant Stage Manager: Katie Lichtenstein**

Tech Asst. Stage Manager: Katie Snyder**

* Denotes Level 21 MFA student

** Denotes Level 21 BFA student