New Production The Marriage of Figaro

By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  • Language - In Italian with projected English titles
  • Running Time - 3 hours 30 minutes including 1 intermission

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)

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This production of The Marriage of Figaro was presented at Lyric September 26 – October 25, 2015. View our calendar to see what's currently on stage.

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The Marriage of Figaro

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Erato – Tomlinson, Rodgers, Bartoli, cond. Barenboim 

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“Non più andrai”
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“Voi che sapete”
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The Marriage of Figaro

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Lyric Opera Commentaries are sponsored by the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Foundation in memory of their parents.

Commentary by Colin Ure
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The Marriage of Figaro Synopsis

PLACE: “Aguas Frescas,” Count Almaviva’s castle near Seville
TIME: Late 18th century (some time after the action of The Barber of Seville)

Meet The Artists

Adam Plachetka


Christiane Karg


Amanda Majeski

Countess Almaviva

Luca Pisaroni

Count Almaviva

Rachel Frenkel


Katharine Goeldner


Brindley Sherratt


Keith Jameson


Jonathan Johnson


Bradley Smoak


Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi


Laura Wilde

1st Peasant Girl

Lindsay Metzger

2nd Peasant Girl

Henrik Nánási


Barbara Gaines


Jim Noone

Set Designer

Susan Mickey

Costume Designer

Robert Wierzel

Lighting Designer

Michael Black

Chorus Master

Harrison McEldowney


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