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 Production - Sung in Italian with surtitles. Co-production with Open Australia.Performers Nicola Ulivieri (Figaro until 2 Mar), James Rutherfold (Figaro from 6 Mar), Nuccia Focile (Susanna), Donato de Stefano (Doctor Bartolo), Anne Mason (Marcellina), Imelda Drumm (Cherubino), Gidon Saks (Count Almaviva), Robert Tear (Don Basilio), Geraldine McGreevy (Countess Almaviva), Natalie Christie (Barbarina).
Music Mozart. Lyrics Da Ponte (after [Beaumarchais]). Producer Neil Armfield. Company Welsh National Opera. Conductor Rinaldo Alessandrini (until 23 Mar). Conductor Anthony Negus (from 27 Mar). Producer Neil Armfield. Design Dale Ferguson. Lighting Rory Dempster.