CCM presents Mozart's infamous opera 'The Marriage of Figaro'

CCMONSTAGE Opera Series presents the beloved opera on Nov. 18-21. Tickets are on sale now.

UC’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) presents The Marriage of Figaro (Le Nozze Di Figaro, 1786) on Thursday, Nov. 18 through Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, in Corbett Auditorium. One of Mozart’s most popular operas, The Marriage of Figaro presents a comically tangled web of infidelity, duplicity, blackmail and mistaken identity, all leading to a happily-ever-after ending.

Actors on stage during an opera.

CCMONSTAGE Opera presents "The Marriage of Figaro" on Nov. 18-21, 2021. Photos by Mark Lyons.

Directed by CCM Opera Professor Robin Guarino and conducted by CCM graduate student Brian McCann, CCM’s production will be sung in Italian with English supertitles. Regarded as one of the greatest works of all time, this classic opera buffa is celebrated for its wonderful arias, complemented by some of the finest ensemble scenes ever written.

The opera recounts a single day of madness in the palace of Count Almaviva. The Countess’ maid, Susanna, is engaged to the valet, Figaro. Although Susanna and Figaro’s wedding is scheduled to be this very day, the Count schemes to push off the wedding so that he can seduce Susanna. Meanwhile, the Countess mourns the loss of her husband’s affections and the Count’s page, Cherubino, jeopardizes his job as he strives to romance any woman in the palace. Susanna, Figaro and the Countess devise a comical ruse to save Cherubino and the wedding, but all does not go according to plan. After many twists, misunderstandings and a shocking reveal, the entire household celebrates a happy ending.

The 2021-22 CCMONSTAGE Musical Series presents The Marriage of Figaro Nov. 18-21, 2021, at Corbett Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now through the CCM Box Office; student discounts are available.

The health and safety of our community remains our top priority. Based on current conditions, performance venues will be reduced to 50% capacity. All individuals, including audience members and performers, are required to wear facial coverings indoors, following guidelines from the CDC and UC's physician-led COVID response team. Additional measures may be in place as conditions develop based on guidance from the CDC and UC's physician-led COVID response team. Visit the UC Public Health website and CCM's COVID-19 website for additional information and updates.

The Marriage of Figaro (Le Nozze Di Figaro, 1786)

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte

The Marriage of Figaro will last three hours with a 15-minute intermission.

  • Brian McCann*, conductor
  • Robin Guarino, director
  • Madison Stone*, production stage manager
  • Tom Umfrid, scenic designer
  • Alex Mason*, lighting designer
  • Meredith Buckley*, costume designer
  • Kelly Yurko*, wig and make-up designer
  • Corbin White*, sound designer
  • Ben Beardon* and Madison Fraiser*, props masters

* CCM Student

  • John Siarris* and Joseph O’Shea^ as Figaro
  • Emma Marhefka* and Tori Adams^ as Susanna
  • Ryan Wolfe* and Justin Burgess^ as Count
  • Heidi Miller* and Saana Halaholo^ as Countess
  • Georgia Jacobson* and Christina Hazen^ as Cherubino
  • Kendra Beasley* and Tess Klibanoff^ as Marcellina
  • Atticus Rego* and John Mburu^ as Bartolo
  • Arieh Sacke* and Logan Wagner^ as Basilio/Curzio
  • Su Hyeon Park* and Hyein Hong^ as Barbarina
  • Erik Nordstrom as Antonio
  • Chorus: Jinpark Choi, Aaron McKone, Vaugh Richardson, Tanya Harris, Hannah Schendel, Ariana Maubach, Clara Reeves, Natasha Naik

*Performs Thursday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Nov. 20
^Performs Friday, Nov. 19 and Sunday, Nov. 21

Performance Times

  • 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 18, 2021*
  • 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 19, 2021
  • 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 20, 2021**
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, November 21, 2021

Please note that traffic around campus will the heavier than normal due to a UC basketball game on Thursday, Nov. 18 and due to a UC football game on Saturday, Nov. 20.

Location

Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village 
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets

Single tickets prices start at $35.50. Student discounts and group rates are also available. Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online now through our e-box office.

Learn about additional ticket options for current CCM students.

Directions and Parking

CCM is located on the campus of the University of Cincinnati. Please visit ccm.uc.edu/overview/directions-and-parking for detailed driving directions to CCM Village.

Please note that traffic around campus will be heavier than normal due to a UC basketball game at Fifth Third Area on Thursday, Nov. 18 and due to a UC football game at Nippert Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 20. CCM encourages patrons to purchase pre-paid parking passes to UC’s CCM Garage through the Box Office.

Parking is available in UC’s CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit uc.edu/parking for more information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors.

Featured image at the top: A promotional image for CCM's production of The Marriage of Figaro. Design by Mikki Graff.


Sponsors

Louise Dieterle Nippert Trust 
Scholarship and Resident Artist Sponsor

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation 
CSO/CCM Diversity Fellowship Sponsor

The Corbett Endowment at CCM 
Dance Department Sponsor 
All-Steinway School Sponsor

Louise H. & David S. Ingalls Foundation, Inc. 
Community Partners

The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation, Ritter & Randolph, LLC, Corporate Counsel 
Visiting Artists & Thinking About Music Sponsor

ArtsWave: Funding Arts, Fueling Community 
CCMpower: Friends and Alumni Fueling the Future of the Arts  
The Strader Fund at the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
CCMONSTAGE ONLINE Broadcast Sponsors

Dr. & Mrs. Carl G. Fischer 
Musical Theatre Department Sponsor

Genevieve Smith 
Opera Production Sponsor

Rafael and Kimberly de Acha 
Opera D’Arte Sponsor

An Anonymous Donor 
Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander 
Mrs. William A. Friedlander 
Dr. Randolph L. Wadsworth 
Judith Schonbach Landgren and Peter Landgren  
Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen 
Elizabeth C.B. & Paul G. Sittenfeld+ 
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman 
Dr. & Mrs. Theodore W. Striker 
Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer 
Ariel Quartet Sponsors

Jan Rogers 
Willard and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation 
Choral Studies Sponsors

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn 
Orchestral Sponsor

Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation 
Starling Pre-Collegiate Sponsor 
Starling Strings Sponsor

Dr. Timothy E. and Janet L. Johnson 
Thom Miles and Roberta Gary 
Organ Department Sponsors

Louis and Susan Meisel 
Piano Department Sponsor

Richard E. Thornburgh 
Edward Donovan and Cheryl Carter 
Jeff Thomas Catering 
The Castleberry Family 
KMK Law 
Sandra & Stephen Joffe 
Paula Boggs Muething & Brian Muething 
Patti Myers & Alan Flaherty
Trish & Rick Bryan 
Prestige AV & Creative Services 
Graeter’s Ice Cream 
CCMpower 
The CCM Harmony Fund: Challenging Hate & Prejudice through the Performing Arts 
Event Sponsors

Buddy Rogers Music 
LINKS Sponsor

Sponsors listed as of August 30, 2021

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Jaime Sharp

CCM Graduate Assistant, Marketing + Communications

Jaime Sharp is a master's student studying Vocal Performance at CCM. She serves as the Vice President of the CCM Graduate Student Association and Student Liaison for the CCM DEI Committee. Jaime holds a bachelor's from the University of Michigan.