The Marriage of Figaro
New orchestration for piano, clarinet and viola by Alex Beetschen
New English version by Robin Norton-Hale
Mozart’s joyous The Marriage of Figaro combines great tunes, laugh-out-loud comedy and powerful insights into what it is to be human, so it's little wonder that it is one of the world’s best-loved operas.
On the day they are due to be married, Susanna horrifies Figaro by revealing that the unwanted attentions of his boss - the womanising Count - are becoming increasingly insistent. Further complications are caused by highly-sexed teenager Cherubino's infatuation with the Countess, who loves her unfaithful husband but is flattered to be noticed by a much younger man. Through quick thinking and subterfuge, the servants outwit the master and the women get the better of the men in a satirical romp that is joyful and subversive in equal measure.
for once laughter that doesn't rely on subtitles
sublime music which will really knock you back
not to be missed
Director: Sarah Tipple
Musical Director: Alex Beetschen
Costume and Set Designer: Ricardo Pardo
Lighting Designer: Andrew May
Running times 2hr 15 mins incl. interval
The first run of this production, in October and November 2014 at the King's Head Theatre, was generously supported by the Golsoncott Foundation