Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro

  • Theatre House

    664 Castleton View Road
    Castleton, Virginia 22716
Ticket Price $25.00-$60.00 This event is now over


Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro -  
A staged version in collaboration with Prague Summer Nights


Mozart’s masterpiece comes to Castleton in an enchanting staging featuring a talented cast of young musicians. An audience favorite for 230 years, experience the delightful story of adventure and true love – and Mozart’s majestic, sparkling score, arranged for piano and string quartet. Sung in Italian, with English dialogue. Presented with a brief intermission.


Count Almaviva: Henry Griffin, Baritone (Manhattan School of Music)
Countess Almaviva: Suzannah Waddington, Soprano (Washington National Opera Cafritz Young Artist)
Figaro: Christian Simmons, Bass-Baritone (Washington National Opera Cafritz Young Artist)
Susanna: Emily O’Connor, Soprano (Boston Conservatory)
Cherubino: Kate Morton, Mezzo-Soprano (Oklahoma City University)
Marcellina: Kristin Lawler, Mezzo-Soprano (Longy School of Music of Bard College)
Bartolo: Vincent Fung, Bass (Catholic University)
Don Basilio: Dylan Godbey, Tenor (Belmont University)
Barbarina: Jordan Gilbert, Soprano (Manhattan School of Music)
Antonio: Elijah Cineas, Bass (California State University Long Beach)


String Quartet with Piano
A production of the Prague Summer Nights 2022 Washington, DC Residency


John Nardolillo, Artistic Director & Conductor
Gayle Shay, Stage Director
Catherine Clarke Nardolillo, Head of Voice
Taylor Hutchinson, Head Coach & Piano
Jeremy Aye, Voice Coach
Ana Vashakmadze, Assistant Coach
Rainah Gregory, Assistant Stage Director
Sally Yu, Assistant Conductor


COVID-19 POLICY: In the interest of everyone’s safety, all guests 5 years of age or older will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for entry to the Theatre House. Alternately a negative PCR test (taken within 48 hours) or antigen test (taken within 24 hours of the performance) and a valid ID for guests 18 years or older are required.

Masks indoors are now optional.

This policy is subject to review.

Venue Details

Theatre House

664 Castleton View Road
Castleton, Virginia 22716 Theatre House
Castleton Festival

Founded in 2009 by Maestro Lorin Maazel and Dietlinde Turban Maazel, the Castleton Festival introduced classical music, theatre, and opera to the rolling hills of Rappahannock County.

Castleton has been a life-changing experience for over 3,000 participants. Set in one of the most beautiful areas of Virginia, Castleton’s performances take place at the Theatre House: a former chicken coop for 15,000 hens converted to a “mini-Globe” European-style theatre with one of the finest acoustics in the world.  

There are four primary themes to Castleton’s present activities:

  • Castleton in Residency (CiR): one- to four-week Residencies for Artists of the highest caliber furthering their collaborative work and artistic growth. Artists are invited based on outstanding talent. In line with Maestro Maazel’s ethos, they are proactively encouraged to take risks and to challenge their artistic boundaries. The opportunity to fully immerse in the Maestro’s Legacy, his home, his music library, and his composing studio, together with performing in the Theatre House and experiencing the bucolic surroundings, imbues the artists with inspiration. Residencies to date have exceeded all expectations culminating in numerous recordings, some available via streaming on Castleton’s website.
  • Castleton in Mentorship (CiM): Artists in Residence are encouraged to make time available to teach Master Classes to high potential students from the local community. The Artists are also invited to bring their own students to participate in the unique experience. 
  • Castleton in Conversation (CiC): In collaboration with Daniel Lelchuk’s Talking Beats podcast, Castleton offers a new series which engages an extraordinary diversity of guests such as writers, musicians, scientists, entertainers, and thinkers in captivating and spirited dialogue. The common link between all is a passion for music.
  • Castleton in Performance (CiP), a year-round series, offers a multicultural experience. This thematically diverse series of recitals, chamber music, jazz, world music, theatre, chamber opera, and dance, brings internationally acclaimed artists into our own backyard. Eminent performers have included Mstislav Rostropovich, José Carreras, Itzhak Perlman, Emanuel Ax, Sir James Galway, Wynton Marsalis, Pepe Romero, Alec Baldwin, and Claire Bloom. 

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