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Count Almaviva lusts after the delicious Susanna, Figaro's bride to be. The neglected Countess pines for her husband's attentions and, as she tries to make him jealous, love and suspicion abound. Figaro must unravel the threads before he and Susanna can tie the knot. Also performed as Figaro's Wedding
. First performed at the Burgtheater in Vienna on 1 May 1786 Running time: 3hrs 15minsPerformers Iain Paterson (Figaro), Kate Valentine (Countess), Roland Wood (Count), Kathryn Rudge (Cherubino), Lucy Schaufer (Marcellina), Jonathan Best (Bartolo), Timothy Robinson (Basilio), Mary Bevan (Barbarina).
Music Mozart. Lyrics Da Ponte (after [Beaumarchais]). Producer English National Opera. Conductor Paul Daniel. Director Fiona Shaw. Design peter McKintosh. Costume Ruth Myers. Lighting Jean Kalman. Choreographer Kim Brandstrup. Translation Jeremy Sams.
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