Royal Opera

The Marriage of Figaro

In Cinemas 6, 7 & 10 May 2023
Antonio Pappano
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Riccardo Fassi (Figaro), Giulia Semenzato (Susanna), Davide Luciano (Count Almaviva), Federica Lombardi (Countess Almaviva), Hanna Hipp (Cherubino), Gregory Bonfatti (Don Basilio), Monica Bacelli (Marcellina), Gianluca Buratto (Bartolo), Jeremy White (Antonio)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
David McVicar
Set Design
Tanya McCallin
3h44 including interval
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles
Captured live from Covent Garden, London, Jan 2022
Official Event Listing
  • A triumph. Fizzy, funny and hugely accomplished, David McVicar's production leaves us to marvel afresh at Mozart’s genius.
    Nicholas Kenyon, THE TELEGRAPH
    Truly magical. Such a thrilling blend of orchestra and singers is an operatic rarity, and all the greater treat for that. This winning mix is seasoned by a vivacious cast, largely Italian, who bring a commedia dell'arte sauce and vivacity to the party.
    Claudia Pritchard, CULTURE WHISPER
    Magnificent. Pure joy from start to finish. An unexpectedly fresh revival of one of the greatest operas.
    William Hartston, EXPRESS

Opera buffa in four acts (1786)

Sir David McVicar’s elegant production - one of the true gems of the Royal Opera repertoire - brings out the revolutionary elements in Mozart’s great comic opera of mischief and mayhem.

Servants Figaro (bass Riccardo Fassi) and Susanna (soprano Giulia Semenzato) are filled with excitement on their wedding day, but there’s a hitch: their employer, the Count Almaviva (baritone Davide Luciano), has dishonourable intentions of his own towards the bride-to-be.

With more twists than a page boy’s stockings, the story will surprise and delight you at every turn. Come for the music and stay for the hilarity, all unfolding over the course of one crazy, topsy-turvy day in the Almaviva household.

Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts a terrific international cast of rising stars.