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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 New ProductionPerformers Lisa Milne (Countess Almaviva), Jonathan Lemalu (Figaro), Mark Stone (Count Almaviva), Victoria Simmonds (Cherubino), Diana Montague (Marcellina), Jonathan Veira (Dr Bartolo), Graeme Danby (Antonio), Stuart Kale (Don Basilio), Claire Debono (Barbarina), Claire Mitcher (Barbarina), Sarah Tynan (Susanna), Sarah-Jane Davies (Countess from Feb 14).
Music Mozart. Lyrics Da Ponte (after [Beaumarchais]). Corporate Sponsor Sky. Corporate Sponsor Artsworld. Producer English National Opera. Director Olivia Fuchs. Conductor Roland Boer (Nov 06). Conductor Andre de Ridder (from Jan 07). Design Yannis Thavoris. Costume Niki Turner. Lighting Bruno Poet. Translation Jeremy Sams. Costume Niki Turner. Choreographer Mandy Demetriou.
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