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 Sung in Italian with English supertitles. Running time approx. 3hrs 20minsPerformers Thomas Oliemans (Figaro), Nadine Livingston (10/11 Emerging Artist), Roderick Williams (Count Almaviva), Kate Valentine (Countess Almaviva), Ulrike Meyer (Cherubino), Francesco Facini (dr Bartolo), Harry Nicoll (Don Basilio/Don Curzio), Martin Lamb (Antonio), Leah-Marian Jones (Marcellina), Miranda Sinani (Barbarina).
Music Mozart. Lyrics Da Ponte (after [Beaumarchais]). Company Scottish Opera. Conductor James Grossmith. Director Thomas Allen (Sir). Design Simon Higlett. Lighting Mark Jonathan.