The Marriage of Figaro

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Press Release

Bay Shore Lyric Opera Summer Free Opera in the Park Series brings Mozart’s classic opera:


3 locations for this Free Opera in the Park Event are:

  • July 17th @6-8pm at 2200 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94063

  • September 18th @2pm-5pm at Capitola Esplanade Beach Stage Capitola, Ca 95010

  • September 25th @ 2-5pm at Wildwood Park, 20764 4th Street, Saratoga, Ca 95070

RELEASE DATE: July 7, 2016:

Mozart’s classic comedic opera The Marriage of Figaro will be presented by BSLO in three Free public locations throughout the greater bay area.  This production is fully-staged, sung in Italian with English spoken dialogue, will feature members of the Winchester Orchestra under the baton of conductor Michael Di Giacinto.  The cast are made up of emerging young singers and talented opera professionals.

Figaro: Don Hoffman, Susanna: Kristin Genis Lund, Cherubino: Liliane Cromer, Don Bartolo: Norman Espinoza, Marcellina: Michelle Montoya, Don Basilio: Zoltan Di Bartolo, Cover: Nicholas Gerst, Count: Julio Ferrari, Countess: Jennifer Der Torossian-Studley, Antonio: Norman Espinoza

The Marriage of Figaro is a continuation of the plot of Rossini’s earlier opera The Barber of Seville, all drawn from Beaumarchais’ Figaro Trilogy. Figaro and his bride-to-be Susanna are busily preparing for their wedding celebrations; however, their lord Count Almaviva desires Susanna for himself and thus makes various attempts to stall the civil portion of the wedding. Figaro, Susanna, and the Countess discover his plot and conspire to reveal his scheming, all in hilarious fashion. Since opening in Vienna in 1786, Figaro has become one of the most popular operas of all time, performed in cities all over the world in countless incarnations.

Please visit for more information and to add your name to the email mailing.  For more production information as well as requests for interviews, quotes, photo’s, media please contact Jennifer Studley 408-391-5785 or

Conductor Michael Di Giacinto of the 
Winchester Orchestra
Orchestra Members
Repetiteur Tamami Honma


July 17th, 6-8pm at Redwood City Town Square
September 18th, 2pm in Capitola Esplanade Stage
September 25th, 2pm Saratoga Wildwood Park

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Performance will be sung in Italian with spoken dialogue in English.

Figaro: Don Hoffman
Susanna: Kristin Genis Lund
Cherubino: Liliane Cromer
Don Bartolo: Norman Espinoza
Marcellina: Michelle Montoya
Don Basilio: Zoltan Di Bartolo
Don Basilio Cover: Nicholas Gerst
Count: Julio Ferrari
Countess: Jennifer Der Torossian-Studley
Antonio: Norman Espinoza

Chorus:  Dinah Jane Cotton, John Barber, Lesley Freeman, Alex Huynh, Mira Diwan, Lisa Castillo Feece
Dancer: Lisa Castillo-Feece


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