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The Marriage of Figaro

May 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 18, 20, & 21, 2022*
McCaw Hall

Overview

Under conductor Alevtina Ioffe whose energetic and rather balletic direction keeps the orchestra tightly in check, the chorus and soloists are impressive.”

The Guardian


Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte

Be whisked away by The Marriage of Figaro’s madcap fun! From toe-tapping overture to uplifting finale, Mozart’s beloved comedy based on the radical Beaumarchais play is alive with rich commentary on social class and gender roles. Master and servant go head-to-head, while their crafty wives outsmart the men in one chaotic, hilarious day that ends in happiness and love. The first woman to lead Russia’s historic Mikhailovsky Theatre, Maestro Alevtina Ioffe, makes her company debut conducting this traditional production. Michael Sumuel, whose vocals are “smooth and ingratiating” (Daily Camera) returns as Figaro.

* We apologize, the performance dates printed in our subscriber brochure are incorrect. The correct performance dates are May 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 18, & 20, 2022. For a package overview with the corrected dates please visit our Prices & Packages.


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Performance Information

Performance Information

McCaw Hall

Evening performances at 7:30 PM. Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM

In Italian with English Subtitles

Performance Time: 3 hour and 5 minutes including 2 intermissions.

Movie-style Rating: PG-13

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Cast

Soraya Mafi

Susanna

At Seattle Opera in 2021/22: Susanna, The Marriage of Figaro

Hometown: Manchester, UK
Seattle Opera Debut: Flora, The Turn of the Screw (’18)
Previously at Seattle Opera: Gilda, Rigoletto ('20)
Recently: Musetta, La bohème (English National Opera); Susanna, The Marriage of Figaro (Welsh National Opera); Gretel, Hänsel und Gretel (Grange Park Opera); Aminta, Il re pastore (Théâtre du Châtele); Cintia, La divisione del mondo (Opéra national du Rhin); Nanetta, Falstaff (Garsington Opera)

Last Updated: April 2021

Soraya Mafi

Susanna

May 7, 11, 15m, 20, 22m

Anya Matanovic

Susanna

Soprano
At Seattle Opera in 2021/22: 
Susanna, The Marriage of Figaro

Hometown: Issaquah, WA
Seattle Opera Young Artist 2005/06, 2006/07
Seattle Opera Debut: Nannetta, Falstaff (’10) 
Previously at Seattle Opera: Gretel, Hansel and Gretel ('16); Marzelline, Fidelio (’12); First Lady, The Magic Flute (’11)
Recently: Violetta, La traviata (Utah Opera); Mimi, La boheme (Opera Colorado); Mabel, The Pirates of Penzance (Lyric Opera of Kansas City); Anne Trulove, The Rake’s Progress (Boston Lyric Opera); Abigail Williams, The Crucible (Opera Santa Barbara) 

Last updated: April 2021

Anya Matanovic

Susanna

May 8m, 14, 18, 21

Ryan McKinny

Figaro

Bass-Baritone
At Seattle Opera in 2021/22: Figaro, The Marriage of Figaro

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Seattle Opera Debut
Recently:
  Don Giovanni, Don Giovanni (Washington National Opera), Don Giovanni, Don Giovanni (Lyric Opera of Chicago), Joseph de Rocher, Dead Man Walking (Lyric Opera of Chicago)
Upcoming: Figaro, The Marriage of Figaro (Metropolitan Opera)

Last Updated: May 2021

Ryan McKinny

Figaro

Seattle Opera Debut
May 7, 11, 15m, 20, 22m