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.