Saturday 16th February & Sunday 17th February
Claudia Boyle as Susanna, Jennifer Davis as The Countess, John Molloy as Figaro, James Cleverton as The Count Almaviva, Sharon Carty as Cherubino, Miriam Murphy as Marcellina, Eugene O’Hagan as Don Basilio, Ciaran Judge as Antonio
Conductor David Jones
Director Cav. Vivian Coates
Choreographer Mary McDonough
Set Design Vivian Coates & John O’Donoghue
Lighting Design Alastaire Kerr
The RTÉ Concert Orchestra, The lyric Opera Chorus
Once again, Lyric Opera brings together some of the finest Irish singers of this generation together for this Marriage of Figaro, probably one of the greatest operas ever written.
The upstairs – downstairs story of marital life in the 18th century household of Count Almaviva is a razor sharp study of human nature. Many of the characters seem familiar to us all in some form or other from the predatory Count, to the sparky Susanna, the much-maligned Countess to the wily and mischievous Figaro. Mozart creates, through his music one of the most sublime scores ever written.
Heaven inspired, it is a tour de force for both singers and orchestra and includes such stunning arias as “Porgi, amor”, “Dove sono”, “Hai gia vinta la causa” and “Dei vieni, non tardar”.
With a story full of comedy, intrigue, flirtation and a tangled web of human emotions, each element weaves its way through this intricate farce of subterfuge, sexual shenanigans, fidelity and forgiveness. …..and all in the space of a single day.
Opera in 4 Acts, set in it’s period of mid 1700 and sung in Italian with English Surtitles.
Presented by Lyric Opera Productions
In association with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Prices: €48., €42, €38, €30 (slightly restricted view) & €20 (restricted view)
10% Discount for Friends of Lyric Opera (promotional code required to access discount)
10% Discount for Friends of the National Concert Hall
20% Discount for Groups of 10 or more