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Pacific Opera Victoria to present Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ in April


If you’re looking for drama, tension and romance, this is for you!

Pacific Opera Victoria is thrilled to present Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, performed at Victoria’s Royal Theatre.

Four separate shows will take place on April 3rd, 5th and 9th at 7:30 p.m. and April 7th at 2:30 p.m.

The Marriage of Figaro is a favourite amongst audiences and has been known to be the perfect production for those experiencing opera for the first time. 

It’s based in 18th century Spain and follows the complex web of relationships between the Count, his young wife the Countess Rosina, their clever and charming valet Figaro, and his betrothed Susanna.

“As the plot unfolds, a series of passionate encounters, hilarious misunderstandings, and daring disguises ensue, all driven by a desire for forbidden romance and social equality,” said Pacific Opera Victoria in a media release. 

Feature performers include Grammy winning, American bass-baritone, Donovan Singletary—making his Pacific Opera debut. 

His performance in the role of Figaro with Fort Worth Opera gained high praise, and he has won numerous national and international awards. This includes Grand Prize in The Metropolitan Opera National Council Grand Finals, where he was the youngest male competitor in the competition’s history to win America’s most important display of vocal talent.

Other performers include the returning Canadian, coloratura soprano, Suzanne Rigden; soprano Sydney Baedke—who’s making her Pacific Opera and role debut as Countess Almaviva; and baritone Tyler Duncan in his return to Pacific Opera, in the role of Count Alamiva.

This production has been created by an outstanding team, featuring Stage Director, Morris Panych, Set Designer, Ken MacDonald, Costume Designer, Nancy Bryant, and conducted by Pacific Opera’s Founding Artistic Director, Timothy Vernon. 

Tickets for single performances to the Royal Theatre shows start at $30. To keep Pacific Opera accessible, Community Preview tickets are available to students and community organizations for $15. 

The Marriage of Figaro: Royal Theatre

  • Where: Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton Street
  • When: 
    • April 3rd, 5th and 9th at 7:30 p.m. 
    • April 7th at 2:30 p.m.

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