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The Marriage of Figaro at the Sydney Opera House

Where
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000
Joan Sutherland Theatre
When

Thursday 27 January 2022 from 7pm to 10:30pm Saturday 29 January 2022 from 7pm to 10:30pm Tuesday 1 February 2022 from 7pm to 10:30pm Wednesday 2 February 2022 from 7pm to 10:30pm Thursday 3 February 2022 from 7pm to 10:30pm Saturday 5 February 2022 from 7pm to 10:30pm Thursday 10 February 2022 from 7pm to 10:30pm Monday 14 February 2022 from 7pm to 10:30pm Wednesday 16 February 2022 from 7pm to 10:30pm Friday 18 February 2022 from 12pm to 3:30pm

Cost

Starting from: $79

With a witty, fast-moving libretto and hum-along melodies, it’s easy to see why Mozart’s classic comedy continues to charm audiences the world over.

Musically, this is the ultimate ensemble opera, with brilliant trios, quartets and even a fantastic sextet laced through the score. Dramatically, it’s the opera with everything: lovers and liaisons, tricks and disguises, lust and laughter.

The Countess loves Count Almaviva, but he’s got designs on her servant Susanna. It’s Susanna’s wedding day, and Figaro has no plans of giving up his bride. In one crazy day of disguises, duplicity, desire and utter madness, the fiancés must foil the philandering noble’s seductive advances.

Young soprano Stacey Alleaume reprises her role as Susanna. Russian soprano Ekaterina Morozova is the Countess with Tommaso Barea as Figaro. Mario Cassi is the Count.

Sir David McVicar’s naturalistic staging opens a “comic cauldron of sex and social politics” (Limelight), where the comedy has a dark, sharp edge.

True to 17th-century design and detail, historical fashion specialist Jenny Tiramani clothes the aristocracy in ravishing silks and the servants in cornflower blue. David Finn’s radiant lighting streams through vaulted windows illuminating enormous rooms in sunlight and moonbeams as day turns to night.

Covid-safe information

Our performances will comply with all Public Health Orders and adhere to our epidemiologist-approved COVID-Safe Plan, including any requirement at the time of the performance that audience members be vaccinated. Full details of our COVID-Safe Plan will be published online closer to the event.

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