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.

The Independent

for once laughter that doesn't rely on subtitles
Evening Standard

terrific fun
Time Out

sublime music which will really knock you back 
Fringe Opera 

not to be missed 
Islington Gazette

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