Sunday Mar 19, 2023

Mary Feminear and Michael Adams Singing Together in Opera Omaha’s The Marriage of Figaro

The excitement is brewing!  Opera Omaha is ending this season with The Marriage of Figaro, and we had a lovely conversation with Michael Adams and Mary Feminear, who play the Count and the Countess in this beloved opera.  Mary and Michael are married in real life as well as their characters onstage, and it made for a great interview.  Our conversation was cut short because of technical problems, and we hope to talk with them again in the future.

Both of these Creatives are immensely experienced and talented and it was an honor to talk with them. 

Don't miss this famous and timeless opera, which is Directed by Dean Anthony and Conducted by Steven White.  

Performances are March 31st and April 2nd and ticket prices begin at $19. You can get your tickets to this beloved opera, The Marriage of Figaro at   

Opera Omaha also offers their Opera in Conversation, The Art of Comedy: "Comedic Tropes at Types" which will be held at the Blackstone Theatre March 21st at 6PM.  And for a talkback after the opera, Opera in Conversation:  "After The Curtain Call" on April 4th at the Benson Theatre at 6PM.  These events are free of charge.


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Soprano Mary Feminear returns to Opera Omaha after last performing in Opera Under the Stars. This season Ms. Feminear will also perform the title role of Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah with Wichita Grand Opera and Alice Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff with Maryland Lyric Opera. Her previous performances include the Countess Almaviva with Maryland Lyric Opera, Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen and Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, where she was also a member of the Troupe des Jeunes Solistes, Ginevra in a workshop of Handel’s Ariodante at the Opera Omaha One Festival, the soprano soloist in Mariana Sadovska’s The Wreck at the Opera Omaha ONE Festival, and Amore in Cavalli’s Il Giasone at the Château de Versailles. Other opera credits include the title role in Handel’s Semele at Opera Omaha and Seattle Opera, Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with Pacific MusicWorks, Proserpine in Charpentier’s La Descente d’Orphee aux Enfers with Gotham Chamber Opera, and Polissena in Handel’s Radamisto at Juilliard.
Baritone Michael Adams returns to Opera Omaha after last performing in Opera Under the Stars. This season, Mr. Adams will also sing the Count in Le nozze di Figaro with Madison Opera, Castro in La fanciulla del West with the Cleveland Orchestra, Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Opera Idaho, and Eugene Onegin with Vallejo Festival Orchestra. Last season, he made two company and role debuts: Sharpless in Madama Butterfly with Dallas Opera and Count in Le nozze di Figaro with Austin Opera. He also returned to the Deutsche Oper Berlin as the Count and Herald in Der Schatzgräber and Utah Opera for Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia. Other recent performances include Les pêcheurs de perles with Gran Teatre del Liceu; Eugene Onegin, Così fan tutte, and L’elisir d’amore with Seattle Opera; La bohème, Alcina, and Don Giovanni with Grand Théâtre de Genève; Die Zauberflöte, Silent Night, Alcina and The Little Prince with Washington National Opera; Manon with Des Moines Metro Opera, Pagliacci, Il barbiere di Siviglia, and La bohème with Utah Opera; and Show Boat at Glimmerglass Festival.


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Le Nozze di Figaro - No. 11 Cavatina 'Porgi, Amor'

Overture to The marriage of Figaro, K. 492

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