Austin Opera’s 2020–2021 Season opens with one of opera’s most enduring and beloved classics: Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, November 7-15, 2020, at the Long Center. The Marriage of Figaro tells an upstairs/downstairs story of love, lust, seduction, infidelity, and — ultimately — forgiveness, all set to some of the most sublime and memorable music ever written.
The cast is led by rising star soprano (and Austin native) Lauren Snouffer, who makes her Austin Opera debut as the wily Susanna. Another star making her Austin Opera debut is Caitlin Lynch, reprising her portrayal of the Countess, a role she has performed at the Metropolitan Opera. Bass Christian Zaremba, last seen in Austin in 2019’s Silent Night, is the handsome valet Figaro, while baritone Will Liverman makes his Austin Opera debut as the Count. Mezzo-soprano Lindsey Metzger is the lovestruck page Cherubino, and Austin favorite Matthew Treviño is Doctor Bartolo.
The production, adapted from Lyric Opera of Kansas City, is directed by E. Loren Meeker — the new General & Artistic Director of Opera San Antonio — in her Austin Opera debut.