Houston Grand Opera presents The Marriage of Figaro
Houston Grand Opera presents The Marriage of Figaro. Three years have passed since The Barber of Seville, and Rosina now lives at the palace as Countess Almaviva. Figaro has joined the household as the Count's valet; Marcellina is the housekeeper; and Don Basilio has been awarded the post of music teacher.
New acquaintances are Cherubino, the adolescent page; Antonio, the gardener; his daughter, Barbarina; and Susanna, the Countess’s maid, whom Figaro intends to marry today. However, Figaro has borrowed money from Marcellina and has promised to either repay the loan within a certain time or marry her. The Count, in the meantime, has promised Susanna a handsome dowry, hoping she will give him the feudal lord’s right to the first night. The Count had vowed to give up this privilege after marrying Rosina.