Figaro! Figaro! Figaro! He's back and funnier than ever.
The dashing Count Almaviva is ready to sweep Rosina off her feet and make her his countess—but not if her greedy guardian Doctor Bartolo has anything to say about it. Enter Figaro: barber, valet and the man with a plan to wreak joyful havoc and let true love bloom.
Internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard returns to star as Rosina along with baritone Joshua Hopkins as the street-smart matchmaker Figaro. Rossini’s beloved score (filled with delightful earworms) is conducted by Louis Lohraseb, fresh from his triumphant Tosca in 2022. Best of all, experience this colorful comedy in a new-to-Los Angeles production by Tony- and Emmy-winning director and choreographer Rob Ashford. This is one appointment with a barber you don’t want to miss.
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“Wickedly funny…cleverly directed. You don’t often hear opera audiences laughing out loud – constantly and with abandon – as they did”
“By the final, rollicking chorus celebrating the triumph of young love, hearts were soaring, both onstage and in the audience”
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Production new to Los Angeles
Sung in Italian with English subtitles
Running time: approximately three hours and five minutes, including one intermission
Production from Lyric Opera of Chicago
Audio description will be available for the October 29 matinee.
Production made possible by generous support from
Andrea and Janie Pessino
Tarasenka Pankiv Fund (Tara Colburn)
With special support from
Laura and Carlton Seaver
Isabel Leonard’s appearance made possible by generous support from
The Eva and Marc Stern Principal Artists Fund