Welsh National Opera (WNO) The Marriage of Figaro


Tuesday 3 April 2012 Download Calendar


Composer Mozart
Conductor Stephen Wood
Director* Lluis Pasqual*

Cast includes David Soar as Figaro, Elizabeth Watts as Susanna, Camilla Roberts as Countess Almaviva, Dario Solari as Count Almaviva,* Patricia Orr* as Cherubino, Henry Waddington as Dr Bartolo and Sarah Pring as Marcellina

A day to remember
It’s Figaro and Susanna’s big day. Before they can tie the knot they have more than one hurdle to overcome: Count Almaviva, Figaro’s master, has designs upon Susanna; while Figaro’s failure to repay a loan requires him to marry another woman. Mistaken identities, surprise revelations and unlikely interventions mean it’s going to be a day that no one in the Count’s household will ever forget.

Mozart’s _*The Marriage of Figaro *_is a ravishingly beautiful opera, both deeply affecting and funny. Once you meet its characters they will be an acquaintance you will want to keep for the rest of your life. All human life is here. This stylish production sets the opera in Spain in the optimistic days of the early 1930s. David Soar reprises his acclaimed performances and are joined by a cast including WNO favourites Elizabeth Watts and Dario Solari making his debut as the Count. Accept our invitation and join us for an unforgettable day in the life of a very special household.

Sung in Italian with surtitles in English