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Opera Australia presents The Marriage of Figaro
Opera Australia presents The Marriage of Figaro
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Opera Australia presents The Marriage of Figaro

Sydney, NSW
3hrs 30min (inc interval)
A chaotic whirlwind of mistaken identities makes the wedding day of Figaro and Susanna a lesson in hilarity.
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About Opera Australia presents The Marriage of Figaro

A chaotic whirlwind of mistaken identities makes the wedding day of Figaro and Susanna a lesson in hilarity.

With a witty, fast-moving libretto and hum-along melodies, it’s easy to see why Mozart’s classic comedy continues to charm audiences the world over.

Musically, this is the ultimate ensemble opera, with brilliant trios, quartets and even a fantastic sextet laced through the score. Dramatically, it’s the opera with everything: lovers and liaisons, tricks and disguises, lust and laughter.

The Countess loves Count Almaviva, but he’s got designs on her servant Susanna. It’s Susanna’s wedding day, and Figaro has no plans of giving up his bride. In one crazy day of disguises, duplicity, desire and utter madness, the fiancés must foil the philandering noble’s seductive advances.

Young soprano Stacey Alleaume reprises her role as Susanna. Russian soprano Ekaterina Morozova is the Countess with Tommaso Barea as Figaro. Mario Cassi is the Count.

Sir David McVicar’s naturalistic staging opens a “comic cauldron of sex and social politics” (Limelight), where the comedy has a dark, sharp edge.

True to 17th-century design and detail, historical fashion specialist Jenny Tiramani clothes the aristocracy in ravishing silks and the servants in cornflower blue. David Finn’s radiant lighting streams through vaulted windows illuminating enormous rooms in sunlight and moonbeams as day turns to night.

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Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

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Conductor - Andrea Molino

Director - David McVicar

Revival Director - Andy Morton

Set & Costume Designer - Jenny Tiramani

Lighting Deisgner - David Finn

Cast:

Count - Mario Cassi

Countess - Ekaterina Morozova

Figaro - Tommaso Barea

Susanna - Stacey Alleaume

Cherubino - Agnes Sarkis

Dr Bartolo - Richard Anderson

Marcellina - Sian Sharp

Don Basilio - Benjamin Rasheed

Don Curzio - Stuart Haycock

Barbarina - Danita Weatherstone

Antonio - Andrew Moran

First Bridesmaid - Celeste Lazarenko

Second Bridesmaid - Angela Hogan

Opera Australia Chorus

Opera Australia Orchestra

Run time

3hrs 30min (inc interval)

Start date

January 26th, 2022

End date

February 18th, 2022

Genre

Opera

Venue

Sydney Opera House, Joan Sutherland Theatre

A chaotic whirlwind of mistaken identities makes the wedding day of Figaro and Susanna a lesson in hilarity.

From $84
Prices you'll brag about

We're your one-stop shop for everything theatre. We work with theatre partners from around the world to bring you unbeatable prices for must-see shows.

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