Operatic Fundraising Performances for 51 Walden - Our 16th Season
The Marriage of Figaro
Saturday December 17, 2022 - 7:30 PM
Sunday December 18, 2022 - 2:00 PM
Performances are December 17 at 7:30 PM and December 18 at 2 PM.
Reserved seat tickets are $30 / $25 students and seniors. Order tickets on line here or by calling 978-369-7911.
The opera is performed with full orchestra, sung in the original Italian with projected English titles, and spoken dialog in English. This is a concert performance with minimal costumes and staging and without sets, performed from the 51 Walden drama stage.
Cast and Company
In order to give more of our singers a chance to perform, we have double cast all roles, so there are different casts for the two performances.
|Count Almaviva||Michael Prichard||Carlo Bunyi|
|Countess Rosina Almaviva||Margretta Beaty||Letitia Stevens|
|Susanna, the countess's maid||Tamara Ryan||Melanie Salisbury|
|Figaro, personal valet to the count||James C S Liu||Max Rydqvist|
|Cherubino, the Count's page||Kristin Hagan||Stephanie Mann|
|Marcellina, Doctor Bartolo's housekeeper||Sarah Mahon||Janet Casey|
|Bartolo, doctor from Seville, also a practicing lawyer||Craig Tata||Craig Tata|
|Basilio, music teacher||Len Giambrone||Len Giambrone|
|Don Curzio, judge||Sean Parr||Sean Parr|
|Barbarina, Antonio's daughter, Susanna's cousin||Lauren Busa||Lauren Busa|
|Antonio, the Count's gardener, Susanna's uncle||Christopher Loschen||Christopher Loschen|
Learn About The Marriage of Figaro
The comic opera was first performed in Vienna in 1786. It continues the plot of The Barber of Seville, and consistently places among the top 10 of operas performed worldwide.
The related Wikipedia article including plot synopsis is here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Marriage_of_Figaro
All performers have been fully vaccinated (except those under 12) and will be wearing masks except for times when they interfere with performing; the hall has had UV scrubbers installed and air purifiers in the lobby; and the overhead fans will be running in our high-ceilinged space.
Audience members who are not fully vaccinated MUST wear a mask at all times. Given the current state of COVID infections in Massachusetts and the anticipated dynamics as winter arrives, we strongly encourage vaccinated audience members to wear a mask as well, unless for some good reason you cannot, in the interest of our communal safety in breathing shared air. Children under 12 MUST wear a mask at all times, but we discourage you from bringing them, again for our communal safety.
If the local situation or regulations change, these policies may be revised.
A Fundraiser for 51 Walden
The performance is a benefit fundraiser to support operation of the 51 Walden facility. Proceeds contribute valuable funds to the maintenance and operation of 51 Walden, a community resource supporting hundreds of local residents each week throughout the year.
Donations to support 51 Walden can be made directly here, or by sending a check payable to "51 Walden" to P O Box 251, Concord, MA 01742. 51 Walden is a 501(c)3 organization.
Last updated 12/17/22