The Marriage of Figaro

MOZART’S

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO

CAPITOL THEATRE

May 7 | 9 | 11 | 13 (7:30 PM)
May 15, 2016 (2 PM)

Opening Night, May 7th, will be red carpet night.

ON THE EVE OF FIGARO’S MARRIAGE TO SUSANNA, THE COUNT’S WANDERING EYE HAS LANDED ON THE LOVELY BRIDE-TO-BE. Servant and master go head to head, and even the Countess must spring into battle when she learns of her husband’s plans. From the breathless opening notes of the overture to the touching final curtain, Mozart’s comic masterpiece brilliantly delivers an ageless message of love and forgiveness.

Sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage.

CAST

Gary Thor Wedow, Conductor
Tara Faircloth, Director
Seth Carico, Figaro
Craig Irvin, Count Almaviva
Zulimar López-Hernández, Susanna
Nicole Heaston, Countess Rosina Almaviva
Abigail Levis, Cherubino
Melissa Parks, Marcellina
Patrick Blackwell, Dr. Bartolo
Joseph Gaines, Basilio
Christian Sanders, Don Curzio
Jessica Jones, Barbarina
Christopher Clayton, Antonio
Utah Opera Chorus
Utah Symphony Orchestra

LECTURE SERIES

PRELUDE LECTURES
One hour pre performance, Capitol Room

Prelude lectures by principal coach Carol Anderson offer insights before each Utah Opera production. This introduction includes historical context, musical highlights, and a behind-the-scenes perspective. Preludes are free with your opera ticket and begin one hour before curtain in the Capitol Room.

QUESTION & ANSWER
Post performance, Capitol Room

Do you have questions to ask or comments to share about tonight’s performance and Utah Opera? Please join Christopher McBeth in the Capitol Room after each performance for a Question & Answer session.

SYNOPSIS

ACT I. Setting: Count Almaviva’s chateau, near Seville. Figaro, valet of the Count Almaviva, is busy appraising his new room which his employer has assigned him and his betrothed, the fair Susanna. Susanna enlightens Figaro as to Almaviva’s amorous behavior, suspecting the Count might intend to exercise his droit du seigneur, and hopes that Figaro can outwit him...

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ONLINE LEARNING

With Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, we have an Austrian composer writing an Italian opera based on a French play set in Spain—it doesn’t get much more cosmopolitan than that! But to understand the story behind the creation of this opera, we really need to go back to that series of French plays by the watchmaker, musician, inventor, diplomat, part-time arms dealer, and author Pierre Beaumarchais...

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EXPAND YOUR EXPERIENCE

COOKING CLASS
Harmons Cooking School at City Creek

Join Harmons Cooking School at City Creek before the show to experience a culinary adventure inspired by the Marriage of Figaro. The Marriage of Figaro was written by a German, with the libretto by an Italian, is based on a play written by a Frenchman, and for this performance will be set in England. To highlight the diverse cultures hidden in the opera, Harmon's own Chef Evan Francois will present a Passport to Europe menu.

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COOKING CLASS
Salt Lake Culinary Center - School Kitchen

You may come hungry but you won’t go home hungry! Come cook and eat some of Italy’s best recipes. From Tuscany’s classic white bean soup to profiteroles with chocolate sauce, this class’s recipe will not disappoint.

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SPONSORS

Production Sponsor:

Zions Bank

Opera Artistic Director Sponsor:

Emma Eccles Jones Foundation

Opening Performance Sponsor:

C. Comstock Clayton Foundation

Wednesday Performance Sponsor:

BMW BMW of Murray | BMW of Pleasant Grove

Floral Season Sponsor:

Every Blooming Thing

Conductor Sponsor:

The New Yorker

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