It’s Figaro and Susanna’s wedding day but their boss, the Count, has other ideas, he too wants Susanna.
And so begins one of the greatest love stories ever told.
This is the opera that changed the direction of the art form. When it premiered in 1786 audiences were intrigued as they watched real people wrestling with feelings of desire, betrayal, remorse, unbridled lust... Feelings they knew well themselves.
The original title of the opera translates as, “Figaro’s Wedding or the Mad Day”, and from the first downbeat of the music, utter chaos unfolds with lusty boys dressed as girls, drunken gardeners, solicitous lawyers, mothers discovering long lost sons, forlorn wives, cheeky bridesmaids and...
At the centre is Susanna, coolly and brilliantly navigating the mayhem, ably supported by her husband to be.
This production sets the story in a time where what was understood as power is crumbling as a new world emerges. It could be 1786 or is it 2021?
Conductor Dane LamDirector Patrick NolanDesigner Marg HorwellLighting Bernie Tan-HayesChoreographer Elise MayAssociate Director Heather Fairbairn
Figaro Jeremy Kleeman / Timothy Newton*Susanna Sofia Troncoso / Katie Stenzel*Count Almaviva José Carbó / Shaun Brown*Countess Almaviva Eva Kong / Leanne Kenneally*Cherubino Xenia Puskarz ThomasMarcellina Hayley SugarsDoctor Bartolo Jud ArthurDon Basilio Bradley DaleyAntonio Samuel PiperBarbarina Irena LysiukQueensland Symphony OrchestraOpera Queensland Chorus*An alternative cast will perform some roles for select performances including Wednesday 21 July and the matinee performance on Saturday 24 July.
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
Complimentary pre-performance talks will be available for performances on 22, 24, 29 and 31 July.
To allow us to share the joy of opera with you safely, we will continue to follow Covid Safe plans for all performances at all venues.
Tickets $65 - $165**a transaction fee of $7.20 applies per transaction. Selected ticket delivery methods may incur an additional charge.
Friday to Sunday
Monday to Thursday
^Applies to Centrelink-issued Pension card holders, Veterans' Affairs pensioners. ID required. National Seniors Card not applicable.
^^Applies to full-time students. ID required.
^^^Children 17 yrs and under. Must be purchased with an Adult ticket. Excludes School Groups.
A transaction fee of $7.20 applies per transaction. Selected ticket delivery methods may incur an additional charge. The minimum price listed may be available for selected performances only. Please see Pricing Guide for further details.
Great discounts available for groups
Friday to SundayAdult Groups 8+
Monday to ThursdayAdult Groups 8+
School GroupsSchool Groups 10+ (1 teacher free per 10)
Make a group booking
Approximately 2 hours and 50 min(includes interval, subject to change without notice)
Auslan interpreted performance of The Marriage of Figaro – Thursday, 22 July 2021 at 7:30pm.
Audio described performance of The Marriage of Figaro – Thursday, 29 July 2021 at 7:30pm