Sept. 28, 2022
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Pittsburgh Opera presents Mozart’s beloved The Marriage of Figaro November 5–13

Surprises. Disguises. Romantic Compromises.

Photo of The Marriage of Figaro opera performance, taken by Dana Sohm

Photo by Dana Sohm

Pittsburgh Opera continues its 2022–23 season with Mozart’s beloved The Marriage of Figaro November 5–13 at the Benedum Center.

The Marriage of Figaro is one of the most popular comic operas of all time. Filled with amusing cases of mistaken identity and romantic subterfuge, plus music by a Mozart at the height of his powers, The Marriage of Figaro has stood the test of time for centuries.

Figaro is in love with the Countess’s servant Susanna, who he plans to wed that very day. However, their employer Count Almaviva has his eye on Susanna. In fact, the Count intends to invoke the hated feudal practice of droit de seigneur—the infamous right of the lord to sleep with a commoner’s bride on her wedding night. 

Figaro, Susanna, and the Countess are understandably outraged at this possibility, and are determined not only to prevent it, but to teach the Count a lesson.

The Marriage of Figaro is the perfect introduction to opera, and makes a great date night.

Tickets start at just $15. English supertitles are projected above the stage.

In addition, Pittsburgh Opera’s annual Student Matinee will introduce 2,500+ school students grades 3-12 to this lively, colorful opera on Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Benedum Center. Pittsburgh Opera’s Resident Artists take lead roles in the Student Matinee, and are accompanied by the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra. Tickets are $12, and are reserved through Pittsburgh Opera’s Education Department. For more information, please contact Marilyn Egan, Ph.D., Director of Education via email.

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