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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 Figaro's Wedding. Revival. Text by Da Ponte after BeaumarchaisPerformers Steven Page (Figaro), Christopher Maltman (Count Almaviva), Janice Watson (Countess Almaviva), Rebecca Caine (Susanna), Nerys Jones (Cherubino), Janice Watson (Countess Almaviva), Mark Beesley (Dr Bartolo), Catherine Savory (Marcellina), Mary Nelson (Barbarina).
Music Mozart. Lyrics Da Ponte (after [Beaumarchais]). Conductor Noel Davies. Director Graham Vick (Original). Director Emma Jenkins (Revival). Design Richard Hudson. Lighting Nick Chelton. Choreographer Ron Howell (Original). Choreographer Nicola Bowie (Revived). Translation Jeremy Sams.
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