Cardiff Opera presents ‘Le nozze di Figaro’
Cardiff Opera presents Mozart’s beloved masterpiece Le nozze di Figaro in a concert performance. Sung in the original Italian with English narration written for the occasion, this promises to a wonderful summer evening of mishaps, madness, divine music and superb singing.
The opera is set over the course of one day – Figaro and Susanna’s wedding day. The curtain rises on Figaro and his bride-to-be fitting out the new room that their master, the Count, has given them. Susanna reveals that the only reason the Count has made such a generous gift is to keep her nearby. He plans to seduce her, re-instating the lately abolished ‘feudal right’ which allowed a lord to have his way with a servant girl on her wedding night. Figaro is, understandably, furious, and vows to outsmart the Count. Together with Susanna, the abandoned Countess and the page boy Cherubino (who adores all women, especially the Countess), they put in place a cunning plan to ensnare him. Expect disguises, mistaken identities, and a lot of hiding in (and under) things…
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Original libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte
English narration by Alistair Davey