ESO presents Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, sung in English
Taking place three years after the end of ‘The Barber of Seville’ in which Count Almaviva (with the help of an old servant, Figaro) manages to win the affections of Rosina, rescuing her from her guardian (and rival to the Count for her affections), Doctor Bartolo, ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ is set in the castle of the Count Almaviva and his wife, Countess Rosina. The Countess mourns her husband’s loss of desire for her as the Count seeks to reinstate his feudal right to sleep with any female in his charge on her wedding night before her new husband. It is clear that he intends to enact this prior to the wedding of his wife’s chambermaid, Susanna, to Figaro. Thereafter follows a series of complex plots in which each character attempts to hookwink the others and gain the upper hand. Ultimately, The Count is caught out in his deviousness and begs the Countess to forgive him.
English version by Jeremy Sams
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe). All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe www.mtishows.co.uk
Praise for ESO:
★★★★★ “SHARP AS A DAGGER” (ALL EDINBURGH THEATRE)
★★★★ “A STRONG, COMPELLING PIECE OF THEATRE” (BROADWAY BABY)
★★★★ “FOR SUCH A YOUNG COMPANY TO PRODUCE A WORK OF SUCH MASTERFUL QUALITY… SOMETIMES YOU JUST HAVE TO BE IN AWE.” (EDINBURGH49)