Royal Opera

The Marriage of Figaro (2015)

In Cinemas 6, 7, 8 & 11 Nov 2015
Conductor
Ivor Bolton
Orchestra
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Cast
Erwin Schrott, Sophie Bevan, Stéphane Degout, Ellie Dehn, Kate Lindsey, Carlo Lepore, Krystian Adam, Louise Winter, Alasdair Elliott, Jeremy White, Robyn Allegra Parton
Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Director
David McVicar
Set Design
Tanya McCallin
Duration
3h53, including interval
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles
Captured live from Covent Garden, London 5 Oct 2015
4 stars! Beautiful and touching in equal measure. This revival brings new shades of meaning and insight to David McVicar’s much-loved production, with luxury casting
Tim Ashley, THE GUARDIAN

David McVicar’s acclaimed production of Mozart’s lively and gloriously fun comic opera about love, infidelity and forgiveness, sets the action in a French château in 1830 on the eve of revolution. Figaro (Erwin Schrott) and Susanna (Sophie Bevan) are looking forward to their wedding day – but Figaro’s master, Count Almaviva (Stéphane Degout) has designs on Susanna. Ivor Bolton conducts what is often considered the perfect opera.

This screening is presented by British actor and theatre director Simon Callow, who will take viewers behind the scenes to explore the music, plot twists and the elegant staging of the production.

Please note programme change: due to illness, Sophie Bevan replaces the originally billed Anita Hartig as ‘Susanna’ in the ROH cinema production of The Marriage of Figaro. Read more about Sophie Bevan here.

Royal Opera

The Royal Opera, under the direction of Antonio Pappano, is one of the world’s leading opera companies. Based in London’s iconic Royal Opera House (1858) in Covent Garden, it is renowned both for its outstanding performances of traditional opera and for commissioning new works by today’s leading opera composers, such as Harrison Birtwistle, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Thomas Adès.

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