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Figaro’s Wedding ()

Produced by

Against the Grain Theatre

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Librettist: Lorenzo da Ponte
Translator: Joel Ivany
Music Arrangements: Christopher Mokrzewski
Director: Joel Ivany
Music Director: Christopher Mokrzewski


The Burroughes Building


May 29th, 2013 – June 2nd, 2013

Awards & Nominations

2014 Dora Award Winner ~ Opera – Outstanding New Musical/Opera

2014 Dora Award Nominee ~ Opera – Outstanding Direction, Outstanding Scenic Design, Outstanding Lighting Design, Outstanding Musical Direction


The fully-staged operatic production of the AtG season is a brand new adaptation of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, entitled Figaro’s Wedding. It will involve a contemporary re-imagining of the setting, a new English translation by AtG Founder Joel Ivany, and an impressive cast.

You won’t find more incredible music and a zanier story.  A chic, modern Toronto wedding, love, betrayal, bills and flowers.  Figaro’s Wedding will have it all.  It is the MUST wedding of the season.

Marking an AtG first, the production will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra provided by the Music in the Barns Chamber Ensemble.


Miriam Khalil Susanna
Stephen Hegedus Figaro
Lisa DiMaria Rosina
Alexander Dobson Alberto
Teiya Kasahara Cherubino
Gregory Finney Bartolo / Antonio
Loralie Kirkpatrick Marcellina
Michael Ciufo Basilio/Curzio

Creative Team

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Composer
Lorenzo da Ponte Librettist
Joel Ivany Translation
Christopher Mokrzewski Arrangement for Piano Quintet
Joel Ivany Director
Christopher Mokrzewski Music Director
Patrick Du Wors Set Designer
Jason Hand Lighting Designer
Erika Connor Costume Designer
Rosemarie Umetsu Wedding Gown Designer


Christopher Mokrzewski Pianist


Nan Shepherd Stage Manager
Ariel Martin-Smith Apprentice Stage Manager
Andrew Brodkin Production Manager
Meghan Speakman Front of House Manager