The Marriage of Figaro

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One wedding; one marriage on the rocks; one scheme; one day.

When a womanising aristocrat tries to seduce his valet’s pretty young fiancée, his wife and servants conspire to teach him a lesson in fidelity he’ll never forget. Plots are hatched, promises made (and broken) and disguises donned, as Mozart’s ‘mad day’ unfolds.

A revolutionary comedy in every sense, Mozart and Da Ponte’s adaptation of Beaumarchais’ banned 1778 play about warring masters and servants takes a topical satire and broadens it into a deeply human drama. The battle between both classes and sexes remains sharply bladed, but the characters themselves are rounded by some of Mozart’s most sparkling music into feeling, fallible and all too familiar personalities.

Director Michael Grandage updates the action to the dying days of Spain’s Franco regime in his 2012 production. Giancarlo Andretta and Nicholas Carter conduct.

A revival of the Festival 2012 production. Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Program and cast

Creative team

Conductors
Giancarlo Andretta
Nicholas Carter (26, 30 June; 7, 10, 13, 16 July)

Director
Michael Grandage

Designer
Chrisopher Oram

Lighting Designer
Paule Constable

London Philharmonic Orchestra

The Glyndebourne Chorus

Cast

Figaro
Brandon Cedel

Susanna
Hera Hyesang Park 

Count
Germán Olvera

Countess
Amanda Woodbury
Nardus Williams (10, 13, 16 July)

Bartolo
Péter Kálmán

Marcellina
Rosie Aldridge 

Cherubino
Emily Pogorelc
Ida Ränzlöv (7, 10, 13, 16 July)

Don Basilio
François Piolino

Don Curzio
Colin Judson

Glyndebourne

Glyndebourne’s founders, John Christie and wife Audrey Mildmay, opened the first Festival here in 1934. Today our world-renowned auditorium and standards of excellence are testament to John’s original ethos: Not just the best we can do but the best that can be done anywhere.


In the years that followed, Glyndebourne continued to be headed by the Christie family, George Christie following in 1962 and then his son Gus, now Executive Chairman, in 2000.

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