Discover the contemporary interpretations at the Lyrebird…
It’s Figaro and Susanna’s wedding day but their boss, the Count, has other ideas, he too wants Susanna.
And so begins one of the greatest love stories ever told.
This is the opera that changed the direction of the art form. When it premiered in 1786 audiences were intrigued as they watched real people wrestling with feelings of desire, betrayal, remorse, unbridled lust... Feelings they knew well themselves.
The original title of the opera translates as, “Figaro’s Wedding or the Mad Day”, and from the first downbeat of the music, utter chaos unfolds with lusty boys dressed as girls, drunken gardeners, solicitous lawyers, mothers discovering long lost sons, forlorn wives, cheeky bridesmaids and...
At the centre is Susanna, coolly and brilliantly navigating the mayhem, ably supported by her husband to be.
This production sets the story in a time where what was understood as power is crumbling as a new world emerges. It could be 1786 or is it 2021?
Conductor DANE LAM
Director PATRICK NOLAN
Set & Costume Designer MARG HORWELL
Lighting Designer BERNIE TAN-HAYES
Figaro JEREMY KLEEMAN / TIMOTHY NEWTON*
Susanna SOFIA TRONCOSO / KATIE STENZEL*
Count Almaviva JOSÉ CARBÓ / SHAUN BROWN*
Countess Almaviva EVA KONG / LEANNE KENNEALLY*
Marcellina HAYLEY SUGARS
Dr Bartolo TBA
Don Basilio & Don Curzio BRADLEY DALEY
Antonio SAMUEL PIPER
Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Opera Queensland Chorus
*An alternative cast will perform some roles for select performances.
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
Complimentary pre-performance talks will be available for performances on 22, 24, 29 and 31 July.
To allow us to share the joy of opera with you safely, we will continue to follow Covid Safe plans for all performances at all venues.
Connecting safely at QPAC
QPAC is currently operating at 100% capacityi under a COVID Safe Plan approved by Queensland Health. As social distancing is not always possible in our theatres and foyers, masks remain mandatory for all patrons until otherwise advised. Please bring your own mask with you to the theatre. For contact tracing purposes we are using the Check In Qld app and encourage all patrons to download the app and fill out their details prior to attending performances at QPAC. Find out more.
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Presented by Opera Queensland
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