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 Production. Sung in English.Performers Richard Burkhard (Figaro), Silvia Moi (Susanna), Quirijn de Lang (Count Almaviva), Ana Maria Labin (Countess Almaviva), Helen Sherman (Cherubino), Henry Waddington (Doctor Bartolo ex Feb15 11/17/21/27/Mar15 5/7), Dean Robinson (Doctor Bartolo), Joseph Shovelton (Don Basilio - Feb15 11/17/21/27/Mar15 5/7), Gaynor Keeble (Marcellina), Jeremy Peaker (Antonio), Ellie Laugharne (Barbarina), Nicholas Watts (Don Curzio).
Music Mozart. Lyrics Da Ponte (after [Beaumarchais]). Company Opera North. Conductor Alexander Shelley. Conductor Anthony Kraus (Mar15 14/26/28). Director Jo Davies. Design Leslie Travers. Costume Gabrielle Dalton. Lighting James Farncombe. Choreographer Kay Shepherd.