Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Friday, April 28, 7:00 pm
Sunday, April 30, 3:30 pm

Wednesday, May 3, 7:00 pm
Friday, May 5, 7:00 pm
Sunday, May 7, 3:30 pm

The passions and perils of love and marriage collide in one uproarious day as Figaro struggles to get his bride, Susanna, to the altar unscathed. Identities are concealed, manners upended, plots foiled … all to the glorious music of Mozart’s masterpiece.

Evan Hughes, Nicole Heaston, David Pershall and Emily Fons make their BLO debuts, and Emily Birsan, who wowed audiences as Musetta in 2015’s La Bohème, is the bride-to-be, Susanna. The Marriage of Figaro reunites key members of BLO’s La Bohème creative team, with Rosetta Cucchi directing, BLO Artistic Advisor John Conklin set designing, and David Angus conducting. MORE


Conductor David Angus
Stage Director Rosetta Cucchi
Set Designer John Conklin
Costume Designer Gail Astrid Buckley
Lighting Designer D M Wood
Wig-Makeup Designer Jason Allen
Dramaturg John Conklin
Surtitle Designer Allison Voth

CAST, in order of vocal appearance

Evan Hughes* as Figaro
Emily Birsan as Susanna
David Cushing‡ as Bartolo
Michelle Trainor‡ as Marcellina
Emily Fons* as Cherubino
David Pershall* as Count Almaviva
Matthew DiBattista as Basilio
Nicole Heaston* as Countess Almaviva
Simon Dyer† as Antonio
Brad Raymond‡ as Don Curzio
Sara Womble† as Barbarina
Bridesmaids: Felicia Gavilanes† and Emma Sorenson†

* Boston Lyric Opera Debut
† Boston Lyric Opera Jane and Steven Akin Emerging Artist
‡ Boston Lyric Opera Jane and Steven Akin Emerging Artist Alumnus



Performed in two parts with one intermission. Performance running time is approximately 3 hours.


Pre-Opera Talks are free to ticketholders and take place one hour before curtain.



A villa in Italy during the 1950s.

The servants Figaro and Susanna are about to be married, but their employer, the Count Almaviva, has also cast his roving eye on the bride-to-be. Figaro vows to outwit his master. And there’s another problem: the much-older Marcellina, housekeeper to Dr. Bartolo, wants