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 1786Performers Lucy Hall (Susanna), Ben McAteer (Figaro), Eleanor Dennis (Countess Almaviva), Samuel Dale Johnson (Count Almaviva), Hanna Hipp (Cherubino), Donald Maxwell (Antonio), Marie McLaughlin (Marcellina), Graeme Broadbent (Dr Bartolo), Paul Curievici (Don Basilio/Don Curzio), Kelly Mathieson (Barbarina).
Music Mozart. Lyrics Da Ponte (after [Beaumarchais]). Company Scottish Opera. Conductor Timothy Burke. Director Thomas Allen (Sir). Design Simon Higlett. Lighting Mark Jonathan. Choreographer Kally Lloyd-Jones (original choreographer). Choreographer Steinvor Palsson (revival choreographer).