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  • Pittsburgh Opera Bus Trip: The Marriage of Figaro

Pittsburgh Opera Bus Trip: The Marriage of Figaro

  • November 12, 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
  • Benedum Center, Pittsburgh


  • 2PM Matinee performance at the Benedum Center

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Join the Elk County Council on the Arts on a bus trip for a Sunday matinee performance of The Marriage of Figaro at the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh.

Ridgway native Brian Kontes plays Dr. Bartolo in one of the most popular comic operas of all time. Filled with amusing cases of mistaken identity and romantic subterfuge, plus music by a Mozart at the height of his powers, The Marriage of Figaro has stood the test of time for centuries.

Figaro, a happy bachelor, is in love with the Countess’s servant Susanna, who he plans to wed that very day. However, their employer Count Almaviva has his eye on Susanna. In fact, the Count intends to invoke the hated feudal practice of droit de seigneur - the infamous right of the lord to sleep with a commoner’s bride on her wedding night.

Figaro, Susanna, and the Countess are understandably outraged at this possibility, and are determined not only to prevent it, but to teach the Count a lesson while they’re at it.


The bus will depart from the Elk County Council on the Arts at 10AM on Sunday, November 12th. We will arrive at the Benedum Center at approximately 12:30PM. There is an optional Pre-Opera Talk for all ticket holders beginning at 1PM. The Marriage of Figaro begins at 2PM. The performance is approximately 3 hours long with one intermission. We will board the bus immediately after the performance and make one stop for dinner on our way back to Ridgway. Our anticipated return time is around 9:30PM. 

Seats are limited and reservations are required. The reservation deadline is October 11th.

Reservations are transferable but not refundable.


ECCOTA receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency

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