YAKIMA, Wash. -- This weekend, Yakima will host the first fully produced opera in the city's history.
Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro will be performed this Saturday at the Capitol Theatre.
Crew members have been putting together the set which was brought in from New York.
"There are 10 leading singers, a full orchestra in the pit, about a dozen people in the crew," said opera theatre director Ken Cox, with the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver.
The Yakima Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lawrence Golan, will perform from the pit.
"It's history in the making here, you know. the last night when I heard the orchestra play and the singers sing in this house, this is a hall that should have opera done in it on a regular basis," explained Cox.
Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased at the Capitol Theatre Box Office.
Saturday's performance of The Marriage of Figaro begins at 7:30 p.m.