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 Approx running time 3 hours 20 minutes. Sung in Italian with English surtitles (+ Welsh surtitles in Cardiff).Performers Matthew Rose (Figaro), Ailish Tynan (Susanna), Elizabeth Atherton (Countess Almaviva), Arlene Rolph (Cherubino), Ros Evans (Marcellina), Alan Fairs (Doctor Bartolo), Elizabeth Donovan (Barbarina), William Dazeley (Count Almaviva), Aled Hall (Don Basilio/Don Curzio), Paul Hudson (Antonio).
Music Mozart. Lyrics Da Ponte (after [Beaumarchais]). Company Welsh National Opera. Company Opera Australia. Conductor tba. Director Neil Armfield. Design Dale Ferguson. Lighting Rory Dempster (original lighting designer).