The Marriage of Figaro

The Marriage of Figaro at Lyric Opera of Chicago

The Marriage of Figaro

The Marriage of Figaro at Lyric Opera of Chicago

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

In Italian with projected English titles

Join us at Lyric as the resourceful Figaro gets ready to marry his lovely Susanna – and endeavors to get his fiancée to the altar with her virtue still intact! His boss, the Count, has designs on Susanna and sees no reason to let her escape his noble snare, even if it means breaking the heart of his own long-suffering bride. But there’s rebellion in the air in a comedy that boasts more salon drama and backroom maneuverings than a whole season of Downton Abbey

Enjoy Mozart’s masterpiece of mistaken identities, morals, and manners, directed by Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s brilliant Barbara Gaines with stunning new sets and sumptuous costumes. Experience the Lyric debuts of two major European stars – Adam Plachetka and Christiane Karg – with Luca Pisaroni as the incorrigibly rapacious Count and Amanda Majeski as “a ravishing, moving, and dignified Countess.” (Financial Times)


Performance running time: 3 hours 30 minutes including 1 intermission

New Lyric Opera production generously made possible by The Negaunee Foundation, the Abbott Fund, Randy L. and Melvin R. Berlin, Exelon, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Sylvia Neil and Daniel Fischel.

Photo: Todd Rosenberg

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