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The Marriage
of Figaro

Budapest Festival Orchestra | Iván Fischer
13 - 16 August 2015
Festival Theatre

Iván Fischer conducts and directs a specially staged concert of one of opera’s most beloved comic creations. Mozart’s sparkling farce charts one crazy day of love and desire, deception and confusion across barriers of class and convention, as servant Figaro and his master, Count Almaviva, fight for the affections of maid Susanna.

Aptly subtitled ‘The Follies of a Day’, The Marriage of Figaro soars to comic heights but also plumbs the depths of emotion, expressing the joy and pain of love and the agony and ecstasy of desire, until all is resolved in a spirit of forgiveness.

Fischer’s startling production, acclaimed in Budapest and New York, fuses music and theatre, with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Fischer on stage assisting the dramatic action and singers acting Mozart’s frenetic comedy in amongst the musicians.

A remarkable production

The New York Times

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  • Language: 
    Staged concert performance sung in Italian with English supertitles
  • Running time: 
    3 hours and 20 minutes approximately


Festival Theatre

13-29 Nicolson Street,

Funded By

James and Morag Anderson
through the Edinburgh International Festival Opera Development Fund



Budapest Festival Orchestra
Iván Fischer Conductor
Veronika Vámos Choreographer

Figaro Hanno Müller-Brachmann
Susanna Sylvia Schwartz 
Count Markus Werba
Countess Miah Persson
Cherubino Rachel Frenkel
Marcellina Marie McLaughlin
Bartolo Andrew Shore 
Don Basilio / Don Curzio Rodolphe Briand
Barbarina Norma Nahoun
Antonio Filippo Fontana


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The Marriage of Figaro | EdinburghGuide review

August 20th 2015

The pace, ease and fun of the evening was contagious ★★★★★

Read the full review here (EdinburghGuide)

Review by: 

Mark Meredith

The Marriage of Figaro | Scotsman review

August 24th 2015

colourful and enthralling ★★★★

Read the full review here (WOW247)

Review by: 

Susan Nickalls
The Scotsman

Photo: Eszter Gordon

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

The 2017 International Festival programme will be released in the spring.


Dress circle: £68 £60 £42 £16
Stalls: £68 £60 £52 £42 £30 £16
Upper circle: £42 £20 £16

Current discounts

Under 18s: 50% off
Students: 50% off
Young Scot card holders: 50% off