Broadcasts from the San Francisco Opera continue on Classical 90.5 at noon this Saturday, October 6, with a performance of The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with a libretto in Italian by Lorenzo Da Ponte, based on a stage comedy by Pierre Beaumarchais, La folle journée, ou le Mariage de Figaro (1784). The performance will be sung in Italian and will run approximately three hours and thirty minutes.

A carnally minded count, his neglected wife, their wily servants and a young page who falls in love with every woman he sees: Mozart’s greatest comedy contains a cornucopia of wonderfully flawed and human characters who will amuse and delight you. Soprano Danielle de Niese “has a voice made for Mozart: bright, beautiful, agile and creamy” (National Public Radio). The “charismatic, vocally robust young Italian bass Luca Pisaroni…is an impulsive and charming Figaro” (The New York Times). Music Director Nicola Luisotti conducts the production with glamorous soprano Ellie Dehn as the Countess and former Adler Fellow Lucas Meachem as her philandering husband.

THE CAST
Figaro: Luca Pisaroni
Susanna: Danielle de Niese
Countess Almaviva: Ellie Dehn
Cherubino: Michèle Losier
Count Almaviva: Lucas Meachem
Marcellina: Catherine Cook
Don Basilio: Greg Fedderly
Doctor Bartolo: John Del Carlo
Don Curzio: Robert MacNeil