WNO The Marriage of Figaro

‘Figaro forever’ season

Welsh National Opera's The Marriage of Figaro

Mozart

Archived

Wednesday 6 - Saturday 9 April 2016 Download Calendar

The Lyric

Details

What makes us tick? Mozart and his librettist da Ponte understood this better than most great artists. In The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart allows us to eavesdrop into a day in the life of Count Almaviva’s household.

Over the course of the opera we get to see each character’s agendas, flaws, wit and strengths. We also get to see flashes of ourselves in each character. The Countess struggles to come to terms with the possibility that her husband may not love her anymore in the heartbreaking aria Porgi Amor. In Hai già vinta la causa the Count himself struggles with the reality that his privileged world may be changing forever. At the opera’s conclusion the Count asks for his wife’s forgiveness (and he probably means it for that moment). All seems to be resolved but we cannot be sure that he will keep his promise. Outside the Castle walls, a storm is brewing that will change everything forever.

The Marriage of Figaro preserves a moment in time for audiences of all subsequent generations. With sublime music and a huge sense of fun, Figaro, perhaps more than any work of art since captures what it means to be alive.

Conductor Lothar Koenigs
Director Tobias Richter
Set Designer Ralph Koltai
Costume Designer Sue Blane
Lighting Designer Linus Fellbom
Assistant Set Designer Robin Don

Cast

Figaro David Stout
Susanna Anna Devin
Count Almaviva Mark Stone
Countess Almaviva Elizabeth Watts
Cherubino Naomi O’Connell
Marcellina Susan Bickley
Doctor Bartolo Richard Wiegold
Don Basilio / Don Curzio Alan Oke
Barbarina Rhian Lois

Pricing & Concessions

Performances on Wednesday 6th and Saturday 9th April 2016 at 7pm

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.