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.
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
- 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.
Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati
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.
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.
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.
The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation, Ritter & Randolph, LLC, Corporate Counsel
Visiting Artists & Thinking About Music Sponsor
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CCMpower: Friends and Alumni Fueling the Future of the Arts
The Strader Fund at the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
CCMONSTAGE ONLINE Broadcast Sponsors
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Musical Theatre Department Sponsor
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Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander
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Judith Schonbach Landgren and Peter Landgren
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Ariel Quartet Sponsors
Willard and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation
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Thom Miles and Roberta Gary
Organ Department Sponsors
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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.
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