Mozart’s profound and sublime Marriage of Figaro is set on the wedding day of Susanna and Figaro in the home of the Count and Countess Almaviva. What ensues is a crazy day full of twists and turns as the servants outwit the Count who has dishonourable intentions toward Susanna. Mix this in with a page boy crazy with hormones, a couple hell bent on revenge against Figaro, a nosy music master, a naughty schoolgirl, a drunk gardener, and a noble Countess who is much wronged and you have a comedy of intrigue, misunderstanding and transcendent forgiveness.
The Marriage of Figaro, sung in English, is being performed by members of the Richard Divall Programme, Melbourne Opera’s exceptional programme for emerging and developing opera singers. These two performances offer a sneak look at a performance usually staged in private clubs and homes.

Fully costumed in the style of Downton Abbey, directed by Suzanne Chaundy and with a chamber orchestra under the baton of Raymond Lawrence and Greg Hocking, this is a unique opportunity to see our future stars of opera in an intimate staging.

Cast

Figaro                           Henry Shaw
Susanna                       Caitlin Weal
Doctor Bartolo              Alex Pokryshevsky*
Marcellina                     Amanda Windred
Cherubino                     Rachael Joyce
Count Almaviva            Daniel Felton
Don Basilio                   Asher Reichman
Countess Almaviva      Emily Szabo
Antonio                         Andrew Alesi
Don Curzio                   James Penn
Barbarina                      Lily Ward

Guest artist*

Dates & Tickets

Sat 24 Feb 7.30pm

Athenaeum Theatre 2

Sun 25 Feb 3pm

Athenaeum Theatre 2

Sun 17 Mar 3pm

Athenaeum Theatre 2