AUSTIN OPERA PRESENTS
THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
November 6-14, 2021 | The Long Center
Austin Opera will present Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro November 6-14 at the Long Center.
This inventive and stylish period production from Lyric Opera of Kansas City tells an upstairs/downstairs story of love, lust, seduction, infidelity, and—ultimately—forgiveness, all set to some of the most sublime and memorable music ever written.
The cast is led by four principals who are each singing their roles for the very first time on stage. The cast includes rising stars Will Liverman in his Austin Opera debut as the Count and Christian Zaremba, so memorable in 2017’s Carmen and 2019’s Silent Night, in his role debut as Figaro. Director E. Loren Meeker, the new General & Artistic Director of Opera San Antonio, makes her Austin Opera debut.
Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 2:30 p.m.
Additional tickets will go on sale later this year.
- Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte
- Text based on Beaumarchais
- In Italian with projected English titles
- Sets and costumes owned by Lyric Opera of Kansas City
- An opera in 4 acts
- Approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes in length with one 25-minute intermission
- Date: Saturday, November 6 | Thursday, November 11 | Sunday, November 14
- Time: 7:30 p.m. (November 6 & 11), 2:30 p.m. (November 14)
- Venue: Long Center for the Performing Arts
- Website: https://austinopera.org/opera/the-marriage-of-figaro/
- Name: Austin Opera
Originally founded in May 1986 as Austin Lyric Opera, the city’s first professional opera company, Austin Opera has become a cultural touchstone for the fine arts community in the Central Texas region and has gained national acclaim as a producer of great opera. Co-founders Joseph McClain and the late Dr. Walter Ducloux envisioned a dynamic company that would enrich, entertain, and educate the community. In January 1987, the sold-out inaugural production of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” debuted to rave reviews. “One could not hope for a more polished first showing,” praised an Austin critic.
Austin Opera is committed to producing and promoting outstanding opera that will entertain, enrich and educate the central Texas community. Austin Opera is a cultural destination for the community that delivers an extraordinary experience; a creative environment that challenges the misconceptions of the art form; enables lifelong learning, and celebrates the diversity that makes Austin unique.
A consistently excellent program selection fused with major international artists, directors, and designers has won acclaim for the company locally, nationally and internationally. Austin Opera productions consistently garner praise for production value, vocal artistry, and set design. Internationally known singers such as Carol Vaness, Greer Grimsley, Lyubov Petrova, Stephen Costello, Lise Lindstrom, and Sandra Piques Eddy have all graced the opera stage and delighted Austin audiences.
Austin Opera is committed to maintaining the highest standards of artistic integrity. Works from previous seasons include Jake Heggie’s “Dead Man Walking,” Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” Rodriguez’s “La Curandera,” Puccini’s “La Bohème,” Verdi’s “La Traviata,” and Puccini’s “Turandot.” The artistry and musical excellence for which Austin Opera is known continues in the company’s performance home, The Joe R. and Teresa Long Center for the Performing Arts and its acoustically noteworthy Dell Hall.
- Address: 701 W Riverside Drive
- City: Austin
- State: Texas
- Zip: 78704