The Marriage of Figaro

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Why Watch The Marriage of Figaro

Composed in 1786 by the legendary Mozart himself, The Marriage of Figaro has been performed in multiple styles, flavours, and settings over the centuries since its premiere at the Burgtheater in Vienna. It is amongst the top 10 most frequently performed operas across the world. This complex narrative has entertained audiences with its psychological themes, unmatched music, and beautifully developed characters. This version of The Marriage of Figaro is directed by the accomplished Joe Hill-Gibbins. It will feature company favourites such as Andrew Shore and Susan Bickley alongside debutant Božidar Smiljanić as Figaro.

The Story

The Marriage of Figaro is set in the estate of Count Almaviva, three leagues outside the Spanish city of Seville. Being a continuation of The Barber of Seville, many of the characters from the original story make a reappearance. Rosina is the countess, and her husband Count Almaviva has morphed from a romantic youth to a cunning womanizer who pays no attention to the needs of his wife. Figaro has fallen in love with the Countess’ maid Susanna, and the couple is planning to get married.

Unfortunately, Count Almaviva has other plans; he is attempting to exercise his right to bed a servant girl on the night of her wedding, and Figaro’s betrothed is now the object of his desire. As Susanna, the Countess, and Figaro conspire to teach the Count a lesson, chaos ensues in the most comical of ways. Count Almaviva is finally taught a tough lesson in marital etiquette as he is reunited with his own wife.

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Opera Lovers | Fans of Romantic Comedies

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Show Details

Show Timings

Tuesday – Thursday
7:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday & Monday
No show

Duration
3 hours and 20 minutes

Leading Roles
TBC

Directed by
Joe Hill-Gibbins

Originally Composed by
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Choreography by
Jenny Ogilvie

Know Before You Go

Audience
Children under 5 will not be admitted.

Available Facilities
Wheelchair accessible
In-house bar
Coat check

Seating
The London Coliseum has a seating capacity of 2,359 in total.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you’d like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in West End.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Cancellation Policy

This experience cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.

You will receive an email with your voucher. You may display your voucher on your mobile phone. Please carry a valid photo ID for identification.

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