The Atlanta Opera brings one of Mozart’s finest operas to life while showcasing emerging stage talents. Conducted by Arthur Fagen and directed by Tara Faircloth.
The Marriage of Figaro will be presented on April 4, 7, 10 and 12 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Single tickets, ranging from $26 to $137, plus convenience and venue fees, are on sale now and can be purchased online at atlantaopera.org or by calling 404-881-8885. Season tickets are still available as well, offering patrons the best seats at the best prices.
Figaro is based on Pierre Beaumarchais’s 1784 play La Folle Journée, ou Le Mariage de Figaro, a sequel to his earlier play, Le Barbier de Séville (The Barber of Seville). The story catches up with Figaro and Susanna on their wedding day. Unfolding over the course of 24 hours, the opera touches on universal human themes, such as falling in love, marriage, jealousy and, ultimately, the notion that love conquers all.
Baritone Craig Colclough stars as Figaro, the servant who attempts to thwart the Count while marrying his true love. Lauren Snouffer, a graduate of the Juilliard School and the Houston Grand Opera Studio Program, will play Susanna in her Atlanta Opera debut. The philandering Count Almaviva will be played by John Moore in his Atlanta stage debut. Soprano Katie Van Kooten, a favorite at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, debuts as the Countess who seeks to re-ignite her marriage while catching the Count in his mischievous ways.
World-renowned basso buffo Bruno Practico returns to Atlanta as Doctor Bartolo. Local favorite Megan Mashburn stars as Barbarina. Jason Ferrante, who stared in the Atlanta Opera’s production of Madama Butterfly this past November, will play Don Basilio.
Presented in four acts, The Marriage of Figaro was composed by Mozart in 1786. The Italian libretto was written by Lorenzo Da Ponte, the librettist for many of Mozart’s greatest operas, including Don Giovanni. The opera buffa will be sung in Italian with projected English supertitles.