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 1786Performers Michael Dewis (Count Almaviva), Sally MacHugh (Countess Almaviva), Jonathan Lemalu (Bartolo), Marie Arnet (Susanna), Robert Murray (Don Basilio), Jenny Carlstedt (Cherubino), Fiona MacDonald (Marcellina), Catherine May (Barbarina).
Music Mozart. Lyrics Da Ponte (after [Beaumarchais]). Company Clonter Opera Theatre. Director Michael Rosewell (music). Director Geoffrey Saunders. Design Elroy Ashmore.