The Adelaide Italian Festival is excited to announce that the South Australian State Opera are bringing the opera to the people this November with a modern re-telling of Mozart’s original rom-com, The Marriage of Figaro!
Figaro and Susanna are getting married, but their walk down the aisle is paved with drama. Figaro’s boss is out to bed the bride-to-be while his heartbroken wife finds herself the object of a forbidden adolescent passion and, to top it all off, a debt needs to be repaid or the couple won’t make it to the altar.
Long before Bridgerton and Bridget Jones’s Diary, Mozart gave the world a musical rom-com with this joyous story where mistaken identity, cheating scandals and forbidden secrets burst at the seams with invention and wit. The sublime music fizzes along with comic high spirits conveying all the delight and pain of love, and the agony and ecstasy of desire.
With an all-Australian cast led by bass-baritone Jeremy Kleeman and Adelaide soprano Jessica Dean, this original production marks the mainstage directorial debut of long time State Opera artist Nicholas Cannon.
A sumptuous interpretation of the classic tale is catapulted into modern times with a series of instantly recognisable characters and chaotic situations. Save the date for a funny, scandalous and romantic night at the opera.