Wolfgang Mozart

The Marriage of Figaro

Wedding night four play and all the thrill of the chaste.

14 Mar - 18 Apr 2020

Mozart’s comedy opera, also known as Le nozze di Figaro, is a whirlwind of mistaken identities and twists and turns, taking place on a single crazy day – the wedding day of Figaro and Susanna.

When their philandering master, Count Almaviva, is determined to bed Susanna before she is wed, Figaro and Susanna conspire with the rejected Countess to outwit him. General mayhem ensues, ending with the Count receiving a lesson in marital fidelity he’ll never forget.

From the first notes of the bustling Overture, Mozart’s psychologically complex story portrays the women as wiser, shrewder and more civilised than the men.

One of the most gifted directors of his generation, Joe Hill-Gibbins makes his main stage debut at ENO alongside conductor Kevin John Edusei.

ENO Harewood Artist Božidar Smiljanić makes his role debut as Figaro, with a cast that includes soprano Louise Alder, and company favourites Susan Bickley and Andrew Shore (who also appeared this season in The Mikado).

Co-production with Oper Wuppertal

10 Evening Performances Remaining
Running Time
3hrs 20mins

We offer brilliant opera experiences at a range of affordable prices. Tickets start at just £10 plus £2.25 booking fee per ticket. A maximum of £9.00 per transaction is charged for Multi-Buy Packages.

Pre performance talk
19 Mar 2020
Tickets £5 (£2.50 for concessions)
English. Our surtitles system displays sung words above the stage.

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Creative Team

Kevin John Edusei


James Henshaw

(Apr 14,16,18)

Joe Hill-Gibbins


Johannes Schultz

Set Designer

Astrid Klein

Costume Designer

Bernd Velder

Lighting Designer

Jenny Ogilvie

Movement Director


Božidar Smiljanić


Louise Alder


Johnathan McCullough

Count Almaviva

Elizabeth Watts


Nardus Williams


(18 April)

Hanna Hipp


Susan Bickley


Yvonne Howard


(14, 16 & 18 April)

Andrew Shore

Dr Bartolo

Colin Judson

Don Basilio / Don Curzio

Rowan Pierce