Opera Philadelphia to Premiere ‘The Marriage of Figaro’

By Francisco Salazar

On Oct. 22, 2021, Opera Philadelphia will premiere its 2017 production of Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” on the company’s Opera Philadelphia Channel.

The production will be available for rent as well as unlimited viewing with an annual Channel Pass and features conductor Corrado Rovaris and a cast that includes John Chest and soprano Layla Claire as the Count and Countess Almaviva, Ying Fang as Susanna, Brandon Cedel as Figaro, and Cecelia Hall as Cherubino.

The cast also includes Patrick Carfizzi, Lucy Schaufer, Jason Ferrante, Ashley Milanese, and Thomas Shivone.

The opera follows the Sept. 24 premiere of a new film adaptation of Poulenc’s “La voix humaine” starring Patricia Racette. Operaphila.tv also features recitals, past productions such as “La Traviata, and opera films made during the pandemic.