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The Opera Theater in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music will present Mozart’s comic opera “The Marriage of Figaro” on Friday, Jan. 25, and Saturday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Rose and Jules R. Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College. The performances are free and open to the public.

Directed by Setnor faculty member Eric Johnson, “The Marriage of Figaro” will be performed in English with libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. The production, which has been adapted to suit the outstanding all-student cast, will be fully staged with orchestra conducted by Setnor faculty member James Tapia.

The libretto is an adaptation of the controversial French play of the same name by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais. Because it depicted a nobleman being outwitted by his servants, it is widely acknowledged to have contributed to the civil unrest that led to the French Revolution.

For most Setnor Auditorium events, free and accessible parking is available in the Q1 lot. Additional parking is available in the Irving Garage. Campus parking availability is subject to change; call 315-443-2191 for current information or for more information about the opera.

If you require accommodations, contact Michelle Taylor at or 315-443-2191 one week prior to the event.