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 EnglishPerformers Wyn Pencarreg (Figaro), Jeni Bern (Susanna to May 19), Linda Richardson (Countess Almaviva), Harry Nicoll (Don Basilio to Jun 2), Julianne Young (Cherubino), Howard Reddy (Count Almaviva to May 3), Angela Hickey (Marcellina), Jonathan Best (Doctor Bartolo exclu. May 31-Jun 2), Jeremy Peaker (Antonio), Lucy Crowe (to May 25), Ben Kerslake (Don Curzio).
Music Mozart. Lyrics Da Ponte (after [Beaumarchais]). Company Opera North. Translation Amanda Holden. Director Caroline Gawn. Design Alice Purcell. Lighting Giuseppe di Iorio. Conductor Christian Gansch (excl. Apr 25/29 May 3/5). Conductor Martin Pickard (Apr 25/29 May 3/5).