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The Marriage of Figaro

January 24 + 26, 2025

Friday, January 24
7:30 PM

Sunday, January 26
2:00 PM

the marriage of figaro

Susanna and Figaro are getting married! There’s just one problem—Figaro’s boss, the overbearing and womanizing Count Almaviva, is trying to delay their marriage in order to seduce Susanna himself. Luckily, Figaro has a few tricks up his sleeve, enlisting the help of his fiancée and the Countess to expose the Count’s philandering ways. Mozart and Da Ponte’s timeless comedy—based on Beaumarchais’s sequel to The Barber of Seville—contains some of opera’s most brilliant music…and plenty of laughs!

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Lorenzo Da Ponte


Cody Martin

Run Time

3 Hours Including One 20-Minute Intermission


Italian with English Supertitles

The Artists

Sidney Outlaw

as Figaro

Lauded by The New York Times as a “terrific singer” with a “deep, rich timbre,” baritone Sidney Outlaw’s current season includes Marcello in La bohème with Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette with Toledo Opera, and the title role in Don Giovanni with Boston Baroque, as well as concert appearances with Opera Memphis, American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, Jacksonville Symphony, Oratorio Society of New York, and Nashville Symphony.

In recent seasons, Mr. Outlaw sang Schaunard in La bohème with Greensboro Opera, Dizzy Gillespie in Charlie Parker’s Yardbird with New Orleans Opera, Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro with Opera Omaha, Salieri in Mozart and Salieri with Opera San Jose, Jake in Porgy and Bess with Greensboro Opera, and Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Pensacola Opera and Opera Saratoga. He made his San Francisco Opera début as the First Mate in Billy Budd, sang Tommy McIntyre in Fellow Travelers with Madison Opera, and he sang Messiah with the National Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Symphony.

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Nicole Heinen

as Susanna

​In the 23/24 season, soprano Nicole Heinen made her company and role debut with Pensacola Opera as Despina (Così fan tutte), Adele (Die Fledermaus) and covered the titular role of  Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor). Ms. Heinen also made her Pensacola Choral Society debut as the soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah. During the 22/23 season Ms. Heinen made her debut with New Orleans Opera as the Dew Fairy (Hansel & Gretel), returned to Florentine Opera for a role debut as Despina (Così fan tutte) and made her Chautauqua Opera debut as Henrietta M. (The Mother of Us All) and covered Mukhtar Mai (Thumbprint).

Ms. Heinen won Mary Ellen Clancy Memorial Award (MIOpera Competition), the Wisconsin District  (MET Laffont Competition) and 4th place in the Mary Jacob Singer of the Year Competition. She was a finalist in the John Alexander Vocal Competition and Handel Aria Competition, semi-finalist in the Premiere Opera Foundation Competition and the Orpheus Vocal Competition.

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Joseph Lattanzi*

as Count

Joseph Lattanzi commands attention for his “robust vocalism,” “unmistakable charisma,” and “undeniable star potential.” Lattanzi established himself as a major artist in the current landscape of opera with his portrayal of Hawkins Fuller in the world premiere of Gregory Spears’ Fellow Travelers. The New York Times said “Joseph Lattanzi was splendid as Hawk, his buttery baritone luxuriant and robust.” Praise for his work encompasses nearly 10 years of raves from audiences in Cincinnati, New York City, Chicago, Phoenix, Tucson & Des Moines and critics from The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, Opera News & Opera Now. He can be heard on the original cast recording of Fellow Travelers. His recorded work also includes the world premiere recording of Blind Injustice, in addition to songs and duets with some of the music world’s finest interpreters.

Recent engagements include Paul Jobs in The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs at San Francisco Opera and a role and house debut as Belcore in L’elisir d’amore at Minnesota Opera. Future engagements include the title role of Don Giovanni at Arizona Opera and a world premiere with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

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Renée Richardson*

as Countess

A member of the Houston Grand Opera Butler Studio, Haitian-American soprano Renée Richardson hails from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Richardson performed the roles of Flower Maiden in Parsifal and Sister Berthe in The Sound of Music, as well as covering the role of Mary Jane Bowser in Intelligence, during HGO’s 2023-24 season. During the 2022-23, she performed the roles of Annina in La traviata and Woman Whose Uncle Loved Maria Callas in Another City. Richardson holds an Artist Diploma from The Academy of Vocal Arts, where she sang Mimì in Puccini’s La bohème, Foreign Princess in Dvořák’s Rusalka, the title role and Suor Dolcina in Puccini’s Suor Angelica, and Inès in Donizetti’s La favorite. While at the the Cleveland Institute of Music, her roles included Béatrice in Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict, and the title roles in Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Cherubini’s Medea. She was the recipient of an A. Grace Lee Mims Scholarship for Negro Spiritual and a finalist in the Vincerò Worldwide Opera Competition in Naples, Italy. In 2023, she debuted Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with Wolf Trap Opera, and returns in 2024 as Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Così fan tutte.

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Erin Alford

as Cherubino

First Prize Winner of the 2024 Pasadena Vocal Competition, mezzo-soprano Erin Alford kicked off her 2023-24 season as Berenice in Rossini’s L’occasione fa il ladro with Opera Southwest, followed by performances in LA Opera Connects outreach production of Orpheus, Handel’s Messiah with Pacific Opera Project and First Church Miami, recital Words of Women in American Song with The Ebell of Los Angeles, and in concert with Palm Springs Opera Guild. Last season she joined Florida Grand Opera as a Studio Artist, where she performed Fidalma in El matrimonio secreto, La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi, and covered Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia. In the 2021-22 season, Erin performed Second Woman and Dido cover in Dido and Aeneas with Opera San José, returned to Pensacola Opera as Zweite Dame in Die Zauberflöte, and joined Opera Santa Barbara as a Chrisman Studio Artist, covering Hannah After in As One and performing song cycle The Starry Night with American composer Jake Heggie at the piano. Additionally, Erin was named a 2022 Tennessee District Winner in the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition.

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Stefano de Peppo*

as Bartolo

Stefano de Peppo was born in Italy and began his career as a boy soprano at La Scala in Milan. He is known for his powerful bass-baritone, his crisp diction, and his skills as a singing actor. He mostly specializes in roles of the traditional repertory of the Italian comedic operas of the 18th and 19th centuries. His Leporello (Don Giovanni), Bartolo (The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro), Don Pasquale, Mustafa (The Italian Girl in Algiers), Sulpice (The Daughter of the Regiment), Sacristan (Tosca), Gianni Schicchi, Alcindoro/Benoit (La bohème), Dulcamara (The Elixir of Love), and Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte) have been a great success in most theatres of the US, Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Israel, Italy, Germany, England, and France. He recently took part in the premiere of the new opera Tenor Overboard by Ken Ludwig/Gioachino Rossini at the Glimmerglass Festival, directed by Francesca Zambello.

Megan Marino*

as Marcellina

This season, mezzo-soprano Megan Marino returns to the Santa Fe Opera as Annina in Der Rosenkavalier, Houston Grand Opera to debut as Elsa Schraeder in The Sound of Music, The Atlanta Opera to debut Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Opera Delaware & Opera Baltimore to debut Maddalena in Rigoletto. She will also debut with Music of Remembrance in a new piece by Jake Heggie & Gene Scheer.

Last season, Meg returned to the Metropolitan Opera as Flora in La Traviata and Second Lady (debut) in The Magic Flute (holiday version). She also released a studio recording “It’s You I Like,” made her directorial debut with Shreveport Opera’s production of Il barbiere di Siviglia, returned to University of Southern Maine for an Artist Residency, and joined the vocal faculty of the Taos Opera Institute. She continued as Executive Director of the Creede Musical Arts Collective where she directed A Celebration of Rodgers & Hammerstein. She finished the summer as Suzuki in Madama Butterfly at the Grand Teton Festival.

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Micah Perry*

as Basilio/Don Curzio

2024-25 Jan Miller Studio Artist

Hometown | Brookings, SD

Education | M.M. Baylor University, B.M. South Dakota State University

Recent Work | Die Fledermaus, Quisisana Resort; Carmen, Austin Opera; 2023 Studio Artist, Wolf Trap Opera

This Season at Pensacola Opera | Basilio/Don Curzio in The Marriage of Figaro, Beppe in Pagliacci, Mato in The Bear Who Couldn’t Fish

Rachel Fitzgerald*

as Barbarina

2024-25 Jan Miller Studio Artist

Hometown | Mansfield, OH

Education | M.M. University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, B.M. Ohio Wesleyan University

Recent Work | 2024 Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Artist; The Merry Widow, Indiana University; Così fan tutte, Tel Aviv Summer Opera

This Season at Pensacola Opera | Barbarina & Countess (cover) in The Marriage of Figaro, Nedda (cover) in Pagliacci, Mother in The Bear Who Couldn’t Fish

Joseph O’Shea*

as Antonio

2024-25 Jan Miller Studio Artist

Hometown | Mobile, AL

Education | M.M. University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, B.M. University of South Alabama

Recent Work | 2024 Gerdine Young Artist, Opera Theatre of St. Louis; Madama Butterfly, Cincinnati Opera; Fellow Travelers, CCM

This Season at Pensacola Opera | Antonio and Count (cover) in The Marriage of Figaro, Silvio (cover) in Pagliacci, Eagle/Snake in The Bear Who Couldn’t Fish

Cody Martin

as Conductor

American conductor Cody Martin was recently named Music Director at Pensacola Opera, where he was previously the Director of Education and Director of the Artists in Residence Program since 2017.  During the 2023-24 season, he leads a production of Lucia di Lammermoor and serves as associate conductor and chorus director for Die Fledermaus, in addition to continuing his work with the company’s nationally respected Jan Miller Studio Artist Program. He also appears as guest conductor for Florida State Opera‘s The Cunning Little Vixen. Recent seasons have seen Cody leading productions of CarouselDie ZauberflöteDon GiovanniAs OneFlorencia en el AmazonasMan of La Mancha and María de Buenos Aires in Pensacola, in addition to various concert appearances. He made his debut with Fargo-Moorhead Opera conducting Jake Heggie’s Three Decembers in 2019. Other companies Cody has enjoyed working with include Des Moines Metro Opera, Arizona Opera, Opera Birmingham, Virginia Opera, and the Janiec Opera Company at Brevard Music Center.

Cody holds degrees from Murray State University and Florida State University. He lives in Pensacola with his former shelter dog, Rosina, a corgi/dachshund mix (@rosinathelongdog).

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Corey McKern

as Stage Director

Award-winning baritone Corey McKern continuously earns critical acclaim and accolades in every appearance he makes. Of his performance as Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, critics hailed: “Corey McKern… has all the goods to rise to star stature – timing, stamina, vocal heft and an easy-going stage presence – especially telling in Figaro’s signature aria, ‘Largo al factotum della citta.’” Recent engagements include the role of Older Thompson in Glory Denied with Opera Birmingham and performances as a soloist in Carmina Burana with Missoula Symphony, and Handel’s Messiah with the Alabama Symphony. Other engagements include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Tallahassee Symphony and a return to the Florentine Opera for a concert of “Opera’s Greatest Hits.” Upcoming, Corey will return to Pensacola Opera as the title role in their production of Don Giovanni.

Of his performance in La bohème, the Santa Fe New Mexican said, “Corey McKern’s resolute, robust-voiced and rambunctious Marcello, a perfect picture of a wannabe Parisian painter, was one of the best I’ve ever heard.” Mr. McKern garners attention at leading opera houses for his charming and dynamic portrayals of his signature roles: Marcello in La bohème in his Asian début at Opera Hong Kong, Santa Fe Opera, Florentine Opera of Milwaukee, Nashville Opera, and Opera Grand Rapids; Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Nashville Opera and Opera Birmingham; the Count in Le nozze di Figaro with Nashville Opera, Opera Cleveland, Opera Columbus, Michigan Opera Theatre, Tulsa Opera, Opera Birmingham, and Syracuse Opera; Gabriel von Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus with Nashville Opera and Florentine Opera; Papageno in Die Zauberflöte with Opera Omaha, Arizona Opera, Opera Birmingham, and Tulsa Opera; as Silvio in Pagliacci with Austin Lyric Opera, Arizona Opera, Opera Birmingham, and Central City Opera.

* Pensacola Opera debut artist

Production & Creative Team:

Conductor, CODY MARTIN

Stage Director, COREY MCKERN

Chorus Director, CODY MARTIN


Wardrobe Supervisor, KENDALL DAYTON

Hair & Makeup Designer, BRITTANY RAPPISE

The Music

The Venue

The Saenger Theatre is the premier entertainment venue in Downtown Pensacola. Seating just over 1,500 patrons, Pensacola Opera has been performing here for years.

Street parking is available as well as a nearby parking garage on Jefferson St. Downtown parking is free on Sundays. 


Street Address:

118 S. Palafox Place

Pensacola, FL 32502

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Events Beyond the Stage

Meet the Artists Reception

Friday, January 24
10:30 PM

Director's Champagne Brunch

Sunday, January 26
11:45 AM

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