By Francisco Salazar
The Canadian Opera Company is set to present “The Marriage of Figaro.”
The Mozart masterpiece will be performed eight times at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts between Jan. 27 and Feb. 18, 2023.
The acclaimed Claus Guth production will be revived by Marcelo Buscaino of Brazil; the production had a previous run in 2016 and has also been presented at the Salzburg Festival and the Teatro Real de Madrid,
Italian bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni returns to Toronto as Figaro alongside American soprano Andrea Carroll as Susanna, and Australian soprano Lauren Fagan as the Countess. Canadian bass-baritone and Ensemble alumnus Gordon Bintner will perform the Count, while American mezzo-soprano Emily Fons will take on Cherubino.
Robert Pomokov, Helene Schneiderman, Michael Colvin, Doug MacNaughton, and Mireille Assselin round out the list of vocalists. British conductor Harry Bicket leads the COC Orchestra.
Following “Le Nozze di Figaro,” the company is also set to present productions of “Salome,” “Macbeth,” “Tosca,” and “Pomengranate.”