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

General Information

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.


Role     Saturday       Sunday
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

COVID Safety

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