DetailsCount 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 and Figaro!. First performed at the Burgtheater in Vienna on 1 May 1786 Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Approx running time 3 hours 30 minutes. Production originally supported (2006) by The Friends of Covent Garden.
Cast/Performers Ildebrando d'Arcangelo (Figaro), Aleksandra Kurzak (Susanna), Robert Lloyd (Bartolo), Ann Murray (Marcellina), Anna Bonitatibus (Cherubion - Jun 24/27/30 Jul 2/5/8), Sophie Koch (Cherubino - Jul 10/12/16/19), Peter Mattei (Count Almaviva), Robin Leggate (Don Basilio), Barbara Frittoli (Countess Almaviva), Donald Maxwell (Antonio), Harry Nicoll (Don Curzio), Kishani Jayasinghe (Barbarina)
Lyrics: Da Ponte (after [Beaumarchais])
Producer: Royal Opera
Conductor(s): Charles Mackerras Jun 24, 27, 30 Jul 2, 5, 10, 12, 16), David Syrus (Jul 8/19)
Director(s): David McVicar, Leah Hausman (movement)
Design: Tanya McCallin
Lighting: Paule Constable