Day 2: Il Compleanno di Figaro

Yes, Figaro will get married in a few weeks. But today it’s his birthday! And we do birthdays right at Wolf Trap Opera…

_KPW4859Thanks to bass-baritone Thomas Richards (a.k.a. Figaro) for being such a good sport and wearing the birthday ritual crown, glasses and boa. Check out his real photo and bio here.

Stay tuned for an epic birthday celebration on Day 35 of this season, when we will mark a centenary! My partner-in-crime Lee Anne and I share a birthday (June 21), and this year our combined ages = 100. As good an excuse as any for a big party, right?

Meanwhile, back at the opera, the Figaro cast is hard at work polishing those pesky recitatives – those fast-talking stretches between the arias when things get done. :)

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