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The Marriage of Figaro

Budapest Festival Orchestra | Iván Fischer

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

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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13-16 August 2015

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book or watch. The 2021 programme will be announced in June.