Runtime (3 hours and 20 minutes)


The 2021–2022 Season opens at the Long Center in November with Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, which was originally set to appear in November 2020. This inventive and stylish period production from Lyric Opera of Kansas City 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.

An all-star cast is led by rising star soprano and Austin native Elena Villalónwho makes her hometown debut as the wily SusannaThe cast also includes Caitlin Lynch in her Austin Opera debut as the Countess, a role she has performed at the Metropolitan Opera; Christian Zaremba, who was last seen in Austin’s 2019 Silent Night, in his role debut as Figaro; Michael Adams making his Austin Opera and role debuts as the Count; Lindsay Metzger as Cherubino and Alissa Anderson as Marcellina in their Austin Opera debuts; and Austin favorites Matthew Treviño as Doctor Bartolo and Kathryn Grumley as Barbarina. The Austin Opera Orchestra will be conducted by Timothy Myers, the Sarah and Ernest Butler Principal Conductor & Artistic Advisor. E. Loren Meeker, the General & Artistic Director of OPERA San Antonio, makes her company debut as the production’s director.

Please note: A negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours or voluntary proof of vaccination presented at the venue is currently required to attend performances. For full COVID-19 attendance protocols click here.

***Complimentary pre-show events will take place for Thursday and Sunday performances.***

  • On Thursday, November 11 at 6:30 p.m.: Come and test your opera knowledge with our pre-show Trivia & Toasts in the Kodosky Lounge. Hosted by our resident quizmaster Julie Fiore, you can compete to win not only a prize basket, but some serious bragging rights. Attendance is free for all ticketholders and includes a complimentary cocktail sponsored by ROXOR Gin (while supplies last), a cash bar, and a happy-hour vibe.
  • On Sunday, November 14 at 1:30 p.m.: Presenting Conversations & Coffee with General Director & CEO, Annie Burridge, and her Special Figaro Guest Star, Stage Director E. Loren Meeker. Enjoy complimentary pastries along with coffee in this free pre-show presentation in the Kodosky Lounge.