WNO Figaro Gets A Divorce

‘Figaro forever’ season

Welsh National Opera's Figaro Gets a Divorce

Elena Langer

Archived

Thursday 7 April 2016 Download Calendar

The Lyric

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So, was it really happy ever after for the Almaviva household? Has the distant thunder of the revolution in France turned into a storm from which they cannot escape? What does the world of Figaro sound like in the hands of a contemporary composer?

These questions have intrigued David Pountney. So much so that he decided to provide some answers. He’s done this by commissioning a new opera by Elena Langer for which he has written the libretto. Comic moments collide with touching ones in an opera which is part comedy, part political thriller. Langer and Pountney have created an affectionate sequel to Mozart’s classic, a testimony to human courage and resilience.

The characters of The Marriage of Figaro are some of the best-loved in opera. For those of us who have seen the opera before, they can feel like people we know, even friends. Figaro Gets a Divorce, therefore, is a one-off reunion, a chance to catch-up with these old friends.

Conductor TBA
Director David Pountney
Set Designer Ralph Koltai
Costume Designer Sue Blane
Lighting Designer Linus Fellbom
Assistant Set Designer Robin Don

Cast

Figaro David Stout
Susanna Marie Arnet
Count Mark Stone
Countess Elizabeth Watts
Serafin Naomi O’Connell
The Cherub Andrew Watts
The Major Alan Oke
Angelica Rhian Lois

Pricing & Concessions

Performances on Thursday 7th April 7.15pm

Full price:
A £51, B (stalls) £44, B (circle, restricted view of surtitles) £33, C £31, D £22, E £12

Please note: Prices include a 70p per ticket booking fee.

Under 16s, Student, Unwaged, Young Company:
Half price tickets in A, B & C

Over 60s, Disabled:
£5 off A, B & C

Corporate Members:
£5 off A, B & C

Friends:
£4 off A, B & C

People’s Company:
£3.50 off A, B & C

Groups of 10+:
£2.50 off each ticket A, B & C

Groups of 20+:
£3.50 off each ticket A, B & C

Groups of 40+:
£4.50 off each ticket A, B & C

School groups of 10+:
£10 tickets in A, B & C

Under 30s Special Offer:
£5 tickets in A, B & C (Limited availability – available through Box Office only)

WNO Youth and Community Groups:
£5 tickets in A, B & C (Limited availability – available through Box Office only)

Packages:
Book two operas at the same time and receive 20% off each ticket. Must be purchased at same time and in same price band – A, B or C (Box Office bookings only).
Book three operas at the same time and receive 25% off each ticket. Must be purchased at same time and in same price band – A, B or C (Box Office bookings only).

Please note: Prices include a 70p per ticket booking fee. Concessions exclude price band E in The Lyric.