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 Christopher Purves, Paul Whelan, Graham Stone, James Nelson, Alice Coote, Michelle Walton, David Morrison, Campbell Russell, Anne Dawson, Rebecca Caine, Felicity Hammond, Phyllis Cannan, Sandra Haxton, Frances Morrison, Stella Litchfield.
Music Mozart. Lyrics Da Ponte (after [Beaumarchais]). Company Scottish Opera. Conductor Raymond Leppard. Conductor Derek Clark. Director Aidan Lang. Director David Leveaux (original director). Design Vicki Mortimer. Costume Deirdre Clancy. Lighting Paul Pyant (original lighting). Choreographer Maxine Braham. Choreographer Wayne McGregor (original choreographer).