The Royal Opera: Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro

Main House Theatre  |  Tuesday 10 September

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It’s Figaro’s wedding, and you’re invited to join the Almaviva household for an uproarious day of revelation and scandal. Mozart’s comic opera is packed with plot twists, forbidden desires and unforgettable melodies, combining laugh-out-loud comedy with moments of breathtaking beauty.

Count Almaviva lives with his Countess on their estate near Seville. The Count has his eye on his wife’s maid Susanna, who is about to marry the Count’s servant, Figaro. Much to Figaro’s dismay, the Count plans to seduce Susanna on the night of the wedding. Meanwhile, Cherubino, the Count’s young page, has a crush on the Countess, but has just been dismissed after being discovered with Barbarina, the gardener Antonio’s daughter.

Figaro decides he must foil the Count’s attempt to seduce his wife-to-be and enlists the help of the Countess, Susanna and Cherubino – the latter disguising himself as a woman. A series of mistaken identities, misunderstandings and thwarted plans ensue, with all members of the household participating as each tries to get what – and who – they want.

Sung in Italian with subtitles.

Cast:
FIGARO Luca Micheletti
SUSANNA Ying Fang
COUNT ALMAVIVA Huw Montague Rendall
COUNTESS ALMAVIVA Jacquelyn Stucker
CHERUBINO Ginger Costa-Jackson
BARTOLO Peter Kálmán
MARCELLINA Rebecca Evans
DON BASILIO Adrian Thompson
ANTONIO Jeremy White
DON CURZIO Alasdair Elliott
BARBARINA Isabela Díaz
ORCHESTRA Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
CONCERT MASTER Vasko Vassilev
CHORUS DIRECTOR William Spaulding
CHORUS Royal Opera Chorus

Creatives:
DIRECTOR David McVicar
CONDUCTOR Julia Jones
MUSIC Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
LIBRETTO Lorenzo da Ponte
DESIGNER Tanya McCallin
LIGHTING DESIGNER Paule Constable
MOVEMENT DIRECTOR Leah Hausma