Kentucky Opera is excited to present the popular Mozart Comedy The Marriage of Figaro February 14 and 16 at the historic Brown Theatre. Music featured by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte. Tickets are on sale now starting at just $20 and available at or by calling 502.584.7777

The full cast includes:

  • Conductor Tyson Deaton
  • Director Kelly Kitchens
  • Figaro André Courville
  • Susanna Tess Altiveros
  • Count Almaviva Brian Vu
  • Countess Almaviva Amber Monroe
  • Cherubino Magda Gartner
  • Doctor Bartolo Zachary Owen
  • Kentucky Opera Debut

Sponsors of the Brown-Forman 2019/20 season and The Marriage of Figaro include Brown-Forman, Fund For the Arts, Kentucky Arts Council, Stoll Keenon Ogden, and Louisville Metro Government.


  • Awakenings – Privileged Systems: Perpetuating Injustice
    Tuesday, January 21, 6:30—8:30
    Hosted by Historic Locust Grove
    561 Blankenbaker Ln, Louisville, KY 40207Often lauded as a delightful sexual farce, The Marriage of Figaro initially served as a commentary on the power of the privileged. Join us for a panel discussion that looks at the systems in place in our society that perpetuate injustice, and the layers of obstacles that repeatedly put people at a disadvantage. Program is free of charge and open to the public with RSVP at
  • Love in the Garden
    January 25, 2020 from 6-8:30pm
    Mellwood Art and Entertainment Center
    1860 Mellwood Ave, Louisville, KY 40206Witness love bloom for Figaro and Susanna at this premiere fundraising event to benefit Kentucky Opera. Cocktail Attire (Black Tie Optional). Event will include cocktails and small plates and a raffle. Tickets are $150 per person. RSVP by January 15 at
  • Pre-Show Bites Presented by Treyton Oak Towers
    February 14 at 6:30pm & February 16 at 12:30pm
    Brown Theatre 2nd Floor Rehearsal RoomGrab a bite before your performance, right in the Brown Theatre. It’s easy and convenient. Enjoy a variety of heavy hors-d’oeuvres and a cash bar Friday before the show begins ($20 per person). On Sunday, enjoy a variety of brunch items and a cash bar ($15 per person). Held in conjunction with the Opera Preview event in the Brown Theatre Second Floor Rehearsal Room. Space is limited. To make reservations, call Jamie Strange at 502.561.7936, email, or visit All proceeds benefit Kentucky Opera.
  • Opera Unwrapped
    February 16 – following Sunday’s performance
    Brown TheatreImmediately after the Sunday matinee performance, join us in the Frazier Lobby/Fifth Third Conference room on the first floor as we ask questions, share perspectives, and reflect on the performance experience with our fellow theatergoers. Each discussion runs 30 minutes and will be joined by a guest from the cast, creative or production team.



Currently in its 68th season of production, Kentucky Opera was founded in 1952 and designated the State Opera of Kentucky in 1982. The mission of Kentucky Opera is to enrich and engage our community through spectacular music, creative storytelling and the thrill of the human voice. Follow Kentucky Opera on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, supports Kentucky Opera with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.