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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 English, with surtitles projected above the stagePerformers Thomas Oliemans (Figaro), Rhian Lois (Susanna), Ashley Riches (Count Almaviva), Lucy Crowe (Countess Almaviva), Katie Coventry (Cherubino), Janis Kelly (Marcellina), Keel Watson (Dr Bartolo), Colin Judson (Don Basilio), Alasdair Elliott (Don Curzio), Alison Rose (Barbarina), Paul Sheehan (Antonio).
Music Mozart. Lyrics Da Ponte (after [Beaumarchais]). Company English National Opera. Conductor Martyn Brabbins (not Apr18 12). Conductor Matthew Waldren (Apr18 12). Director Fiona Shaw. Design Peter McKintosh. Lighting Jean Kalman. Lighting Mike Gunning (associate lighting designer). Director Kim Brandstrup (movement director). Design Stephen Williams (video designer). Translation Jeremy Sams.
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