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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
- Language:Staged concert performance sung in Italian with English supertitles
- Running time:3 hours and 20 minutes approximately
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
Photo: Eszter Gordon
This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.
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|Dress circle:||£68 £60 £42 £16|
|Stalls:||£68 £60 £52 £42 £30 £16|
|Upper circle:||£42 £20 £16|
|Under 18s:||50% off|
|Young Scot card holders:||50% off|