Free, no tickets required! Bring your entire family to celebrate the ninth season of free live opera broadcasts and fun pre-opera activities
Washington, DCThursday September 22, 2016 - 7:30 PM
|Countess Almaviva||Amanda Majeski|
|Count Almaviva||Joshua Hopkins|
|Don Bartolo||Valeriano Lanchas|
|Don Basilio||Keith Jameson|
|Antonio||Timothy J. Bruno|
|Don Curzio||Rexford Tester|
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.
1500 South Capitol Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
Mozart's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
FREE, no tickets required!
Gates open at 5 p.m. for pre-opera activities.
Opera begins at 7 p.m.
Celebrate the ninth season of free live opera simulcasts at the ballpark by joining Washington National Opera for Mozart's bubbly comic masterpiece.
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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
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
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
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
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