The Marriage of figaro
Mozart's brilliant opera The Marriage of Figaro follows the adventures of a household over one crazy day. Masters are lusting over their servants, servants are outwitting their masters - Figaro is the Downton Abbey of opera, but a whole lot more fun!
Award-winning creative duo Michael Gow and Robert Kemp have created a brand new production, featuring stunning period costumes and a clever set. A talented chamber orchestra and chorus of local children will accompany some of Opera Australia's finest singers performing Mozart’s beautiful music.
In a wealthy household in Seville, Figaro is marrying Susanna, but the Count wants to seduce her first. Marcellina wants Figaro and the Countess just wants her husband back. But Susanna is smarter than all of them. After a crazy day of disguise and duplicity, will she get her happily ever after?
The Marriage of Figaro is a delightful night out, suitable for the whole family. Find out when it comes to a town near you!
Tickets are available from tour venues.
Albury Entertainment Centre (NSW) | Tuesday 23 August
Armidale | University of New England (NSW) | Thursday 11 August
Ballarat | Her Majesty's (Vic) | Saturday 23 July
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre (NSW) | Tuesday 2 August
Bendigo | Ulumbarra Theatre (Vic) | Thursday 21 July
Burnie Arts and Function Centre (Tas) | Tuesday 30 August
Canberra Theatre Centre (ACT) | Thurday 25 August, Friday 26 August & Saturday 27 August
Dandenong | Drum Theatre (Vic) | Friday 15 July & Saturday 16 July
Dubbo Regional Theatre (NSW) | Tuesday 9 August
Hobart | Theatre Royal (Tas) | Thursday 1 September, Friday 2 September and Saturday 3 September
Launceston | Princess Theatre (Tas) | Tuesday 6 September
Orange Civic Theatre (NSW) | Thursday 4 August
Parramatta | Riverside Theatre (NSW) | Friday 19 August & Saturday 20 August
Port Macquarie | The Glasshouse (NSW) | Saturday 13 August
Tamworth Capitol Theatre (NSW) | Saturday 6 August
Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre (NSW) | Saturday 30 July
Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre (Vic) | Tuesday 19 July
Warragul | West Gipsland Arts Centre (Vic) | Thursday 28 July
Warrnambool | The Lighthouse (Vic) | Tuesday 26 July
Wollongong | Illawarra Performing Arts Centre (NSW) | Tuesday 16 August & Wednesday 17 August
Michael Gow and Robert Kemp on The Marriage of Figaro
|adaptation by||Michael Gow|
|Set and costume designer||Robert Kemp|
|lighting designer||Matt Scott|
|count almaviva||Christopher Hillier|
|Don Basilio/curzio||Brad Cooper|
Performed in English
Opera Australia's regional and schools touring program is made possible by generous donations from opera lovers. Opera Australia would like to thank:
Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Society
Commonwealth Bank Staff Community Fund