The Marriage of Figaro
Wedding night four play and all the thrill of the chaste. Catch Mozart's comedic production in London from March.
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