Le nozze di Figaro (‘The Marriage of Figaro’)
Royal Northern College of Music
27th March 2022 – 2nd April 2022
From its riveting overture to its magnificent arias, Le nozze di Figaro is the pinnacle of Mozart’s musical genius and flair for dramatically capturing the most human of desires.
Set during a single day in Seville, Figaro and his bride to be Susanna are determined to foil Count Almaviva’s desire to exercise his droit du seigneur – his right to bed a servant girl on her wedding night. Meanwhile, the Countess, heartbroken by her husband’s infidelity, finds herself embroiled in the adolescent affections of a page boy, Cherubino. To top it all off, Figaro is significantly indebted and will be forced to marry the housekeeper Marcellina if he cannot pay his dues.
Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro is theatrical comedy at its best with lust, love, and deception at the core of every twist and turn.
RNCM‘s 18th-century production sees students from across the College team up with a renowned creative team to bring this iconic work to life.
Le nozze di Figaro
Music by W A Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
All performances will be sung in Italian with English subtitles The total running time of each performance is 3 hours and 20 minutes including an interval