Le Nozze di Figaro

Music by

W. A. Mozart

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Washington, DC

Thursday September 22, 2016 - 7:30 PM
Saturday September 24, 2016 - 7:00 PM
Monday September 26, 2016 - 7:00 PM
Wednesday September 28, 2016 - 7:30 PM
Friday September 30, 2016 - 7:30 PM
Sunday October 2, 2016 - 2:00 PM


Figaro  Ryan McKinny
Susanna  Lisette Oropesa
Countess Almaviva  Amanda Majeski
Count Almaviva  Joshua Hopkins
Cherubino  Aleksandra Romano
Marcellina  Elizabeth Bishop
Don Bartolo  Valeriano Lanchas
Don Basilio  Keith Jameson
Barbarina  Ariana Wehr
Antonio  Timothy J. Bruno
Don Curzio  Rexford Tester


James Gaffigan


Peter Kazaras

Set Designer

Benoit Dugardyn


Myung Hee Cho


Mark McCullough


Kevin Williamson


The barber of Seville is getting hitched--and it's a day of madness in the palace! Mozart's comic masterpiece comes to life through enchanting music and absurd mix-ups in a charming exploration of the perils of temptation and the triumph of love. 


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Lisette Oropesa - Deh vieni, non tardar

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Washington National Opera presents The Marriage of Figaro

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Opera Review: ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ at The Washington National Opera

Oropesa is immediately engaging and she demonstrates impressive control of her voice, most notable in Susanna’s playful aria “Deh vieni, non tardar.”

—  Jennifer Minich  •  MD Theatre Guide

Review: ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ at Washington National Opera

But it is the women who are truly at the heart of this production: Lisette Oropesa’s quick-thinking, loyal Susanna steals the show, aided by the heartsick Countess, in her efforts to maneuver through a world ruled by the passions and suspicions of men.

—  Julia Hurley  •  DC Metro Theater Arts

WNO’s winning ‘Marriage of Figaro’ triumphs over adversity

Regarding Ms. Oropesa, congratulations are in order for one of the brighter, better-informed renditions of Susanna we’ve had the privilege to hear. In many respects, “Figaro” is more Susanna’s opera than it is a starring vehicle for the title character, given the amount of beautiful and challenging music Mozart gives her to sing.

Ms. Oropesa made this notable role her very own, deftly and intelligently adapting to every negative plot twist with a fine sense of theater and with a bright, sunny soprano that matched the positive attitude of Mr. McKinny’s Figaro.

—  Terry Ponick  •  Communities Digital News

The Marriage of Figaro from Washington National Opera (review)

Lisette Oropesa may not have had the same size of voice as others on the big Kennedy Center stage, but her Susanna was effervescent and charming.  In her duets, both with Figaro in Act I and gorgeously with the Countess in the second half of the production, the voices blended beautifully. More important to this audience member, she acted the part with such verisimilitude that I was rooting for her all the way.

—  Susan Galbraith  •  DC Theatre Scene

BWW Review: THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Offers a Bouquet of Musical Delights at Washington National Opera

Also making an auspicious debut was the Susanna of this FIGARO, sung with pointed grace and lyricism by Lisette Oropesa. As Countess Almaviva's strong-willed servant who must battle the advances of the Count while preparing to marry Figaro, Oropesa brings out the nuances of character with clarity, whether she is flirting with her intended or standing her ground against the Count. Her voice also rings true with clear tone and supple beauty, especially in her playful rendition of "Deh vieni, non tardar."

—  Jeffrey Walker  •  Broadway World