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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 New ProductionPerformers Leigh Melrose (Count), Christopher Maltman (Figaro), Mary Nelson (Susanna), Victoria Simmonds (Cherubino), Claire Weston (Marcellina), Orla Boylan (Countess), Mark Richardson (Dr Bartolo), Mark Le Brocq (Don Basilio), Andrew Shore (Antonio), Ryland Davies (Don Curzio).
Music Mozart. Lyrics Da Ponte (after [Beaumarchais]). Company English National Opera. Conductor Jane Glover. Director Steven Stead. Design Matthew Deely. Lighting Farley Whitfield. Costume Rory Stead. Costume Deborah Andrews (assistant). Translation Jeremy Sams.
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