Retirees Association

Figaro at the Benedum

The Marriage of Figaro at the Benedum, November 12, 2017

The reservation deadline for this trip is October 25, 2017. 

Members of the Retirees Association will travel by chartered bus to the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh to see The Marriage of Figaro, an opera with music composed by Mozart.  It is one of the most popular comic operas of all time.  Figaro is in love with the Countess's servant Susanna who he plans to wed that very day.  However, the Count is trying to exercise his right to bed the servant girl on her wedding night.  Figaro, Susanna and the Countess are outraged and conspire to prevent it and teach the Count a lesson while they're at it. 

The Pittsburgh Opera is offering the Retirees Association a substantial educational discount on tickets.  Plus, included on the bus trip will be a pre-opera talk by Byron Nelson, a retiree from the WVU English Department and the OLLI instructor for Opera as Drama. Byron will also offer a short critical recap on the way home.

We will leave Morgantown from the Mountaineer Mall at 10:30 a.m. and arrive in Pittsburgh around 12 Noon. There are several restaurants near the Benedum Center where you can have lunch on your own.

There is a pre-opera talk that begins at 1:00 p.m. at the Benedum. The opera starts at 2 p.m. The opera runs about three hours with three intermissions.  We should leave Pittsburgh around 5:00 p.m. and be back in Morgantown around 6:30 p.m.

For this trip, you will have a choice between two packages:

  • For Orchestra seating and transportation, the cost is $60 per seat.
  • For Balcony seating and transportation, the cost is $40 per seat.

Refund Policy:  Reservations for this trip are due by October 25, 2017.  On that day, we will make our commitment to the Pittsburgh Opera and to Budget Charters.  As a result, we will not be able to make any refunds after that date.   

To join us on the trip, you will need to reserve your seat(s) on the bus and then make your payment. It is a two-step process.

Reserve your seat(s):

To reserve your seat(s), click on Figaro.  

Write your check to:

WVU Foundation
On the memo line: Figaro – 2W924

Send your check to:

WVU Retirees Association
PO Box 6640
Morgantown WV 26506