Let’s have a show of hands… Who hasn’t tried opera before? I’m willing to wager that there will be regular theatre goers, lovers of live concerts and many musical groupies out there who somehow find themselves at a loss with opera. Perhaps you think it’s a bit highbrow, a bit stuffy, or dare we say it, a bit boring!
Well, this year we’re inviting you to throw caution to the wind and come along to join a wedding! The Marriage of Figaro by the English Touring opera is an energetic new production of one of the world’s most beloved Mozart operas and as well as being a glorious fast paced story this production is sung in English making it an ideal first for opera newbees.
During the course of one eventful day, Figaro and Susanna must overcome every obstacle put in their way by Count Almaviva and his cronies before they can finally be united as man and wife. Blanche McIntyre returns to direct this most warm-hearted of operas, equally acclaimed for its sublime music and huge sense of fun. Featuring a first-class cast, including Ross Ramgobin as Figaro, Rachel Redmond as Susanna, Nadine Benjamin as the Countess and Dawid Kimberg as the count.
English Touring Opera is the leading touring opera company in the UK, travelling to more regions and to more venues than any other English opera company where it will present as many as 110 performances per year. We are thrilled here at Perth Festival to a regular stop on these tours and welcome them again for 2018.
Their aim is to offer opera to everyone, with a varied repertoire of high-quality professional productions featuring some of the finest talent in the UK today.
If you’re up for trying something new, want to look at ways to broaden your cultural world and enjoy stand out performances, great musicians and a romp through an evening of fun, then this is the event for you. Go on, book now and join us for the Marriage of Figaro!
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