Le comte Ory

November 13. 2022 - November 26. 2022

Upcoming Dates

November 13. 2022 - November 26. 2022

Lyric premiere Le Comte Ory


The master of operatic comedy who created The Barber of Seville strikes again with this side-splitting comedy replete with onstage antics that match its high-energy music. High jinks ensue when Countess Adèle sequesters herself in her castle while her valiant brother is away on a crusade. In his absence, the amorous Count Ory stops at nothing (including disguising himself as a nun!) to gain entry to the castle and woo the virtuous Countess. Le Comte Ory is one of opera's most frothy delights, with music that bubbles over like the most effervescent champagne. In this pricelessly witty production, bel canto tenor par excellence Lawrence Brownlee stars in the virtuosic title role — one of his specialties internationally — opposite the Countess of Kathryn Lewek, one of her generation's most scintillating coloratura sopranos. You'll smile from the overture to the happy ending.

  • Language: Sung in French with projected English titles
  • Running Time: 2 hours 40 minutes with 1 intermission
  • Location: Lyric Opera House
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Maestro Enrique Mazzola is generously sponsored by the following members of the Enrique Circle: Alice & John Butler, H. Gael Neeson, Sylvia Neil & Daniel Fischel, and Robert & Penelope Steiner Family Foundation.

The Enrique Circle is comprised of Lyric's most dedicated supporters who are committed to championing Maestro Enrique Mazzola's exciting artistic vision and legacy.

Lyric's presentation of Rossini's Le Comte Ory is generously made possible by Alice & John ButlerH. Gael NeesonSylvia Neil & Daniel Fischel, and the Robert & Penelope Steiner Family Foundation

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* Lyric debut

Production owned by The Metropolitan Opera where it premiered on March 24, 2011. All scenery, properties, and costumes constructed by The Metropolitan Opera shops.

Photo: Jacob F. Lucas/Seattle Opera