As the day of Figaro and Susanna’s wedding arrives, it becomes clear that their master, Count Almaviva, is hell-bent on seducing Susanna before the ceremony can take place. Susanna and Figaro conspire with the forsaken Countess to outwit her husband and teach him a lesson in fidelity. But when the teenage Cherubino involves himself in their plans, relationships become severely strained through a series of ever-more confusing twists and turns. Get tickets for The Marriage of Figaro with us today and see this timeless classic.
Mozart’s masterpiece reveals much about the human condition through consummate wit, grace and joyous musical invention. ENO Music Director Martyn Brabbins conducts this second revival of Director Fiona Shaw’s critically acclaimed production. Conducted by Matthew Waldren, the show was designed by Peter McKintosh, with lighting design by Jean Kalman.
The Marriage of Figaro cast includes Lucy Crowe, as the despondent Countess, and bass-baritone Ashley Riches, as the philandering Count. ENO Harewood Artist Rhian Lois is the ever-resourceful Susanna, alongside Dutch baritone Thomas Oliemans as Figaro, while Harewood Artist Katie Coventry sings her first Cherubino. Janis Kelly plays Marcellina while Keel Watson is Dr Bartolo.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a child prodigy and a prolific influential composer of the Classical era. Born in Austria in 1791, he went on to compose over 600 works including Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute, and the Symphony No. 40 in g minor. Every year people come to Mozart’s birthplace in Salzburg where a music festival is held in his honour.
The show’s full running time is three hours and twenty minutes.
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You can see The Marriage of Figaro at the London Coliseum in St. Martin's Lane. Also known as the Coliseum Theatre, it first opened its doors in 1904 and was the first theatre in England with a triple revolving stage. It was also the only theatre in Europe with lifts to the upper levels, the first to have electric lighting, and it possesses the widest proscenium arch in London. The stylish venue retains many of its original features and was given a Grade II listing by English Heritage in September 1960.
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Sung in English, with surtitles projected above the stage.
Not suitable for children under the age of 5 years.