Hawaii Opera Theatre to Present ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’

By David Salazar

Hawaii Opera Theater is set to present Mozart and Da Ponte’s “The Marriage of Figaro” starting on Feb. 14, 2020, with additional performances set for the 16th and 18th at the Doris Duke Theatre.

The production will star Ryan Kuster as Figaro with Edward Parks as Count Almaviva and Mané Galoyan as Countess Almaviva. Finally, Elena Galván will take on the role of Susanna. All four artists will be making their company debuts.

Olivia Vote will take on the role of Cherubino, Jenni Bank will be Marcellina, Joseph Gaines will interpret Don Basilio and Don Curzio, while Martina Bingham will perform as Barbarina.

David Angus will conduct a production by Tara Faircloth.

“’The Marriage of Figaro’ has been called the ‘perfect opera’ for good reason, with a plot that is both hilarious and charming and featuring some of Mozart’s most beautiful music,” HOT Executive Director Andrew Morgan said in a press release. “And we have a simply amazing young cast that will bring this piece to life. I can’t think of a better Valentine’s Weekend treat than this delightful RomCom!”