The Marriage of Figaro comes to The Gaiety Theatre
Irish National Opera Company brings their first major production to the Gaiety Theatre - The Marriage of Figaro
Newly-founded Irish National Opera company continues its inaugural season with a new, full-scale production of one of the greatest comic operas ever written!
The cast includes Irish mezzo soprano Tara Erraught as Susanna and Susanna’s betrothed is taken by bass-baritone Jonathan Lemalu.
Mozart’s comic tale of mayhem and mischief overlays serious issues of sexual politics that will resonate with everyone who has lived through the upheavals driven by the #MeToo campaign. In the opera, right wins out in the end. The young couple fight successfully against the darker intentions of Count Almaviva, who is sung by Northern Irish baritone Ben McAteer, while the protective efforts of Susanna and Figaro are aided by Countess Almaviva, sung by soprano Maire Flavin.
The 20th-century setting of Patrick Mason's production is complemented by the stylish set and costumes of Francis O'Connor, the lighting design by Paul Keogan and the choreography of Muirne Bloomer. The Marriage of Figaro will run for four performances only at Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre at 7.30pm on Tuesday April 17, Wednesday 18, Friday 20 and Saturday 21.
Irish National Opera, Ireland’s newest and brightest opera company, was launched in January 2018 and will present seven productions in its first year of operation.