The Marriage of Figaro
Marriage of Figaro tickets are the perfect treat for opera fans both old and new as this beloved classic returns
Mozart’s comedy The Marriage of Figaro will play at the London Coliseum for a limited period from 14th March 2020. This production will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins.
Written in four acts, The Marriage of Figaro was composed by Wolfgang Mozart and premiered at the Burgtheatre in Vienna in 1786. The plot is based upon a 1784 stage comedy by Pierre Beaumarchais. One of the most performed operas, Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro is considered a cornerstone of operatic repertoire.
Set on the day of Figaro and Susanna’s wedding, trouble is afoot. The philandering Count Almaviva is determined to bed Susanna before she gets married, but Figaro and Susanna conspire with the rejected Countess in a plan to outwit the Count. Mistaken identities and mayhem ensues, with the Count learning a lesson in marital fidelity he won’t ever forget.
ENO Harewood Artist Božidar Smiljani? makes his debut as Figaro, alongside sopranos Louise Alder and Sophie Bevan, as well as Andrew Shore and Susan Bickley.
Joe Hill-Gibbins directs in his main stage debut at the English National Opera. Having primarily directed theatre, Hill-Gibbins is an artistic associate at the Young Vic. His recent productions have included The Tragedy of King Richard II at the Almeida, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Young Vic.
The Marriage of Figaro is conducted by Kevin John Edusei.
Featuring Mozart’s memorable melodies and a story which portrays women as wiser than men, The Marriage of Figaro is certain to be a hilarious comedy opera. The Marriage of Figaro at the London Coliseum opens on 14th March 2020.
The age recommendation for The Marriage of Figaro is yet to be announced.