The Marriage of Figaro at London Coliseum tickets
The Marriage of Figaro at London Coliseum tickets

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About the show

Fiona Shaw returns to direct the second revival of her critically-acclaimed production The Marriage of Figaro at the London Coliseum from March 2018. ENO’s Music Director Martyn Brabbins conducts Mozart’s masterpiece which brims with joyous wit, grace and transformative symphonies.

Mozart’s enduring tale begins in the days approaching Figaro and Susanna’s wedding. The smitten couple’s upcoming matrimony is put under threat by the lecherous meddling of their master, Count Almaviva, who becomes determined to seduce Susanna before the ceremony can take place.

The pair ally with the rejected countess to outmanoeuvre her lustful husband and teach him a lesson in fidelity. Allegiances shift, plans are thwarted as the players schemes spin further from their control in this festive, fanciful tale.

Mozart’s playful mediation on love and fidelity is accompanied by a superb score filled with inventive and spirited melodies throughout.

ENO Harewood Artist Rhian Lois sings as the cunning maidservant Susanna, alongside Dutch baritone Thomas Oliemans, making his ENO debut as Figaro. The beleaguered countess is played by the fantastic Lucy Crowe together with Dutch baritone Thomas Oliemans as Figaro.

Other members of the ENO ensemble include Katie Coventry as Cherubino, Janis Kelly as Marcellina, Alison Rose as Barbarina, Colin Judson as Basilio, Keel Watson as Dr Bartolo and Paul Sheehan as Antonio.

Martyn Brabbins conducts the lively production assisted by Matthew Waldren, nominee in the Newcomer category of the 2017 International Opera Awards, who will take to the conductors stand for one-off performance on the 12th April 2018.

Set and costume design will be carried out by Peter McKintosh, with lighting by Jean Kalman. Stephen Williams directs the video design for the production, Kim Brandstrup choreographs the piece.

Fiona Shaw's production remains regarded as one of the finest realisations of Mozart’s wit-riddled masterpiece, playing at the London Coliseum from 29th March to the 14 April 2018.

Recommended for

Mozart’s complex and compelling masterpiece is an ideal introduction to the operatic form, comprising a light-hearted farcical tone along with a stunning score.

Age Recommendations: No Children Under 5 years

Dates and times

Running time: 3 hours 20 minutes
Opened: 29 Mar 2018
Booking from: 13 Apr 2018
Booking until: 14 Apr 2018

Location and map

London Coliseum
St Martin's Lane
London, WC2N 4ES

4 Reviews Add review

Great singing, good staging, very minimalist but it works. A good opera for newbies. Lots of laughs and again the voices and music,... More

mariabell 5'10, 54 reviews, 1 helpful vote

wenyuchangchien 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Very entertaining. This opera is suitable even for not regular opera goers. It's worth mentioning that this opera lasts three hours... More

DannieP 179cm, 19 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Yes I love the show.

fatsoi 8 reviews, 0 helpful votes