Intro: Le nozze di Figaro

The audience cannot help but be enchanted by this magical Figaro.
Inge Kiemtrup, The Stage

Performances
2, 4, 8, 10, 17 June 2017
3, 6, 9, 11, 14, 16 July 2017
Start time 5.25pm
End time c.10.15pm

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It is the wedding day of Figaro and Susanna, but will their marriage ceremony ever take place? During the course of a crazy day a series of confusing events unfolds. Count Almaviva has lost interest in his wife and is intent on seducing Susanna. She and Figaro conspire with the Countess to outwit him and to teach him a lesson in fidelity but his young page, Cherubino, inadvertently upsets the carefully laid plans, and relationships are severely tested. All of this is brought to life by Mozart's music of consummate grace, wit and joyous invention, with Da Ponte's sparklingly adroit libretto.

This re-creation of John Cox's much admired 2005 production will be conducted by Garsington Opera's Artistic Director, Douglas Boyd, and designer Robert Perdziola will adapt his elegant 18th century designs for the Wormsley stage. The cast includes Joshua Bloom (Leporello, Don Giovanni, 2012) as Figaro and Jennifer France (Marzelline, Fidelio, 2014) as Susanna, with the baritone Duncan Rock and Canadian soprano Kirsten MacKinnon making their Garsington debuts as the Count and Countess. 

Figaro
Joshua Bloom
Susanna
Jennifer France
Count
Duncan Rock
Countess
Kirsten MacKinnon
Cherubino
Marta Fontanals-Simmons
Bartolo
Stephen Richardson
Marcellina
Janis Kelly
Basilio
Timothy Robinson
Curzio
Alun Rhys-Jenkins
Antonio
Andrew Tipple
Barbarina
Alison Rose
Bridesmaid
Hollie-Anne Bangham
Bridesmaid
Hazel McBain
Conductor
Douglas Boyd
Director
John Cox
Associate Director
Bruno Ravella
Designer
Robert Perdziola
Lighting Designer
Mark Jonathan
Choreographer
Kate Flatt
June
Friday 2 June
Sunday 4 June
Thursday 8 June
Saturday 10 June
Saturday 17 June
July
Monday 3 July
Thursday 6 July
Sunday 9 July
Tuesday 11 July
Friday 14 July
Sunday 16 July