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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 Italian with English surtitles. Run time approx. 3hrs 25minsPerformers Rosemary Joshua (Susanna), Elizabeth Watts (Susanna Mar09 17-Apr09 17), David Soar (Figaro), Rebecca Evans (Countess), Rodion Pogossov (Count), Cora Burggraaf (Cherubino), Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts (Don Basilio), Henry Waddington (Bartolo).
Music Mozart. Lyrics Da Ponte (after [Beaumarchais]). Company Welsh National Opera. Conductor Michael Hofstetter. Director Lluis Pasqual. Design Paco Azorin.
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