In Review: Faricloth, Carico, and Irvin in Utah Opera’s “Le nozze di Figaro”

“Artistic director Christopher McBeth has assembled a first-class cast, led by bass-baritone SETH CARICO, possibly the most charismatic Figaro ever to grace the Capitol Theatre stage. Carico sang with power, accuracy and good humor, elevating the energy level every time he appeared onstage Saturday. His chemistry with soprano Zulimar López-Hernández, who portrays Susanna, was genuine and charming. . . baritone CRAIG IRVIN was a strong foil, playing Count Almaviva as a suave bully who was redeemed by a lightning bolt of compassion at the end of the opera. . . Stage director TARA FAIRCLOTH delivered just the right amount of physical comedy while making sure the characters’ humanity always rang true. Under her direction, every movement and gesture, even in the choreographed moments, propelled the story naturally.”

-Salt Lake Tribune

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