Any utterance is more impressive when sung, which is why most murder trials end with a closing statement by a barbershop quartet. Experience the power of the warbled word with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a mezzanine or orchestra balance (side seating) ticket to the Opera Columbus production of The Marriage of Figaro at the Ohio Theatre on State Street (a $50 value). Choose from the following dates:
- Friday, February 11 at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, February 13 at 2 p.m.
One of the region’s only professional opera companies, Opera Columbus has enriched the fertile fields of central Ohio's cultural landscape since 1981. With The Marriage of Figaro, the company presents one of the five most-performed and least-yodeled operas of all time, a controversial Mozart masterpiece that lampooned the European aristocracy when first released. Audiences can laugh along with the comic tale of Figaro, a plucky servant who aims to embarrass and outwit his lecherous and conniving employer, the bullying Count. English supertitles are displayed above the stage to allow non-Italian-speaking patrons to follow the action and calculate the cosine of its complex love triangles.
The performances take place at the extravagant Ohio Theatre, a gilded, chandeliered venue decked out in showy Spanish-Baroque style. Guests are encouraged to arrive 30–40 minutes before the performance to allow time for parking, ticket retrieval, and vocal warm-ups for belly-bellowing bravos.
Tickets are assigned based on availability.