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Rick Buchanan / ProMusica Chamber Orchestra

Go big or go home. Pull out all the stops.

photograph of the members of the Emerson String Quartet, each wearing black, sitting down and holding his instrument
Lisa Mazzucco / Emerson String Quartet/publicity photo

When the Emerson String Quartet's cellist of 34 years, David Finckel, announced to his colleagues in 2011 that his decision to retire from the group, for the first time in more than three decades the quartet briefly faced an uncertain artistic future.

Adam Cioffari
Guy Barzilay Artists

Opera Columbus presents Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro in English at the Southern Theater on Wednesday March 4 at 7:30; Friday March 6 at 8 and Sunday March 10 at 2 p.m. Westerville born and raised Adam Cioffari, fresh from appearances in Houston, Berlin, Stuttgart and Santiago, sings the title role.

A buddy of mine once had a dog named Figaro. Come sunset he’d yell at the back door Figaro! Figaro! Figaro! I doubt he knew that Figaro sang and I doubt he knew who Figaro actually was.