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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 Sung in English with English surtitles. Running time: 3hrs 20minsPerformers David Stout (Figaro), Mary Bevan (Susanna), Benedict Nelson (Count Almaviva), Samantha Price (Cherubino), Lucy Schaufer (Marcellina), Jonathan Best (Dr Bartolo), Colin Judson (Don Basilio), Alun Rhys-Jenkins (Don Curzio), Martin Lamb (Antonio), Ellie Laugharne (Barbarina).
Music Mozart. Lyrics Da Ponte (after [Beaumarchais]). Producer English National Opera. Conductor Jaime Martin. Director Fiona Shaw. Design Peter McKintosh. Lighting Jean Kalman (original). Lighting Mike Gunning (revival). Design Steven Williams (video). Choreographer Kim Brandstrup. Translation Jeremy Sams.
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