High spirits return for the holidays in the Met’s family-friendly, English-language, two-hour adaptation of one of opera’s most winning comedies. Bartlett Sher’s effervescent production of Rossini’s tuneful masterpiece stars the charming mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, revisiting her portrayal of Rosina, the girl who behaves perfectly—until anyone gets in her way. Antony Walker conducts.
"The baritone Elliot Madore sang Figaro with solidity and plenty of swagger. Ms. Leonard was predictably excellent as Rosina... The acting was spirited everywhere." (New York Times)
"[Isabel Leonard’s] interpretation remains a joy to hear... a blooming tone with plenty of cushion but still precisely focused, complemented by a tittering coloratura... The cast around her was strong as well, beginning with David Portillo... [who] has a bright, creamy leggiero tenor with more than enough power to blaze out the top notes... Elliot Madore was charismatic as Figaro, the sly barber of the title, his tone robust and woolen..." (New York Classical Review)
Special Holiday Pricing
For each full-priced ticket purchased to any performance from now through December 30, an audience member 18 or younger may attend for half price. Learn More
The performance on December 30 will include a pre-show "open house" with activities for families on the Grand Tier, including an insider's look at the production’s sets and props. Doors open at 11 am for a 12:30 pm curtain.