Houston Grand Opera presents The Marriage of Figaro

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HGO Marriage of Figaro, Jan. 2016. Heidi Stober, Susanna; Adam Plachekta, Figaro;
Photo by Lynne Lane

Few operas have as much comedic energy as Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage’s production of the boisterous rom-com, first staged by HGO in 2016, re-sets the class-conscious comedy in late ‘60s Francoist Spain.

Full of bright colors and costumes evoking the Moroccan influence on Muslim Spain, the vibrant production synthesizes transcendent music and lively performances into an unforgettable evening at the opera. Its large cast is led by bass Nahuel Di Pierro as the titular Figaro, a working-class man set to marry the beautiful Susanna despite the meddling of their employer, a married Count who would rather have the beauty for himself. The role of Susanna is performed by soprano Elena Villalón in her first return to the company after completing her training with the HGO Studio. Renowned bass-baritone Adam Plachetka portrays the Count, with beloved soprano Nicole Heaston, an HGO Studio alumna and company favorite, as his wife.

Ian Rutherford directs the celebrated production’s revival, with HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers conducting.

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Wortham Theater Center
501 Texas Ave.
Houston, TX 77002


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