The Marriage of Figaro

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. 

We’ll be taking The Marriage of Figaro to Western Australia, Northern Territory, and Queensland in 2017. Sign up to receive our e-newsletter to find out when details are available.


Robert Kemp's costume designs for The Marriage of Figaro
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Robert Kemp's costume designs for The Marriage of Figaro (...)

Conductor Simon Kenway
director Michael Gow
adaptation by Michael Gow
Set and costume designer Robert Kemp
lighting designer Matt Scott
count almaviva Christopher Hillier
  Simon Meadows
Countess Olivia Cranwell
  Lee Abrahmsen
Susanna Suzanne Shakespeare
  Jenny Liu
Figaro Adrian Tamburini
  Andrew Jones
Cherubino Agnes Sarkis
Marcellina Kristen Leich
Bartolo Steven Gallop
Don Basilio/curzio James Egglestone
BarbarinA Suzanne Shakespeare
  Jenny Liu
Antonio Adrian Tamburini
  Andrew Jones

Chamber Orchestra

Performed in English

National Tour Leading Partner



Opera Australia's regional and schools touring program is made possible by generous donations from opera lovers. Opera Australia would like to thank:

Gabby Walters, in memory of her parents Jane and Laurie Walters
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