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Marriage of Figaro
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The Marriage of Figaro

by Mozart

Opera North

Leeds Grand Theatre, 8 October 1987

An opera in four acts.

There will be one interval after Act II

Text by Lorenzo da Ponta, after the play The Mad March Day or the Marriage of Figaro by Pierre Caron de Beaumarchais

English translation by Edward J Dent

First performance: Vienna Burgtheater, 1 May 1786

First performance by Opera North: Barnsley Civic Hall, 22 May 1979

See also programme notes:

Figaro, servant to Count Almaviva Anthony Michaels-Moore
Susanna, maid to Countess Almaviva Judith Howarth
Doctor Bartolo Clive Bayley
Marcellina, his housekeeper Pauline Thulborn
Cherubino, a page Linda Kitchen
Count Almaviva Peter Savidge (April)
Geoffrey Dolton (May/June)
Don Basilio, a music master Mark Curtis
Countess Almaviva Ida-Maria Turri
Antonio, a gardener, uncle to Susanna Bruce Budd
Don Curzio, a lawyer Brian Cookson
Barbarina, daughter of Antonio Lyndall Trotman
Bridesmaids Marilyn Craig-Smith
Conductor Elgar Howarth (excluding 22 April)
David Lloyd-Jones (22 April)
Producer Peter Gill
Production restaged by David Gann
Designer Alison Chitty
Lighting Designer Robert Bryan
Chief Repetiteur and harpsichord continuo John Querns
Staff Producer Caroline Gawn
Stage Manager Michele Eastwood
Production Manager Edward de Pledge

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