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Nozze di Figaro 2016VoiceArc

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Almaviva (il Conte) is having the day of all days. Suddenly made the head of his Scottish-Italian crime family, he is trying to keep control of his drugs and prostitution empire. His fixer and hit-man Figaro is marrying his most popular club escort and lap-dancer Susanna, the object of il Conte's lust.

He attempts to foil the marriage by scheming with the club drag-queen, and Il Conte's biggest fan, Basilio, and ageing brothel madame Marcellina, but instead facilitates two marriages and even gives his neglected and bored aristocratic young wife hope for the future. He is left with a troubled heart, and crucially, no Susanna. 

VoiceArc's imaginative adaptation mixes traditional and classic with the edgy and contemporary. Set in a seedy Edinburgh underworld and featuring a host of insalubrious characters including hit men, lap dancers, escorts and ageing madams, the opera charts a humorous yet profound tale of love, lust, betrayal and forgiveness. Your ticket awaits.

Sung in Italian with "English" surtitles.
£13 on the door


Performance Cast

Figaro the Count's valet

David Fletcher

Susanna the Countess's maid

Rosie Simpson

Bartolo a doctor, the Countess's former guardian

Tobias Odenwald

Marcellina Bartolo's housekeeper

Catherine Harkin

Cherubino the Count's page

Linda van Abel

Count Almaviva

Robert Hardiment

Countess Almaviva

Sophie Horrocks (Dec 19)

Essi Purhonen (Dec 20)

Antonio a gardener, Susanna's uncle

Elliot Ross

Barbarina daugher of Antonio

Rebecca Roberts

Performance DatesNozze di Figaro 2016

Map List

Broughton St Marys, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

19 Dec, 19.00 20 Dec, 19.00

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