Opera Maine’s The Marriage of Figaro: By the Numbers

Enjoy trivia about the classical comedic opera,

The Marriage of Figaro!


232: The Marriage of Figaro premiered 232 years ago at the Burgtheater in Vienna. Mozart composed the opera, but he only conducted the first two performances. Joseph Weigl took over for the rest of that first run, which lasted a total of nine performances. The first night of the production, audiences loved it so much that there were five encores!

The Marriage of Figaro


24: This program marks Artistic Director Dona D. Vaughn’s 24th production with Opera Maine. Vaughn is also the Artistic Director of Opera Programs at the Manhattan School of Music, and she has directed operas and taught vocal master classes across the country. 

Donna Vaughn


9: This production is Principal Conductor Stephen Lord’s ninth time conducting for Opera Maine. Lord was Music Director of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis for over 25 years, and he recently joined Michigan Opera Theatre as Principal Conductor.

Stephen Lord


4: This comic opera takes place over four acts. The entire production recounts a single day at the estate of Count Almaviva outside Seville, Spain. The action is a continuation of The Barber of Seville, which premiered a few years earlier as a play.  


2: There are two performances of The Marriage of Figaro and tickets are on sale now!

The Marriage of Figaro


By Rebecca Bass