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Nozze di Figaro 1999Scottish Opera

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This was the only revival of David Leveaux’s 1995 production, a modern treatment, though not aggressively so. Some useful changes were introduced by new director Aidan Lang. Raymond Leppard returned from America to conduct the company after a gap of several years, and the cast contained a number of strikingly successful newcomers. Paul Whelan moved across from Figaro to the Count, with great success, his height being more obviously aristocratic. He was replaced by a startlingly good new Figaro in Christopher Purves, as a bull-headed and distinctly dangerous servant. Rebecca Caine was a mercurial Susanna, and Alice Coote made a debut with the main company as one of the best Cherubinos, several years after she first made her mark on tour in the Opera-go-Round staging of Maria Stuarda (and she wasn’t playing either queen!). Graham Stone was an unusually youthful Bartolo and Felicity Hammond made an immediate impression as Barbarina.

Performance Cast

Figaro the Count's valet

Christopher Purves

Susanna the Countess's maid

Rebecca Caine

Bartolo a doctor, the Countess's former guardian

Graham Stone

Marcellina Bartolo's housekeeper

Phyllis Cannan

Cherubino the Count's page

Alice Coote

Count Almaviva a Spanish grandee

Paul Whelan

Don Basilio a priest and music master

James Nelson

Countess Almaviva

Anne Dawson

Antonio a gardener, Susanna's uncle

David Morrison

Don Curzio a lawyer

Campbell Russell

Barbarina daugher of Antonio

Felicity Hammond

First Peasant Girl

Frances Morrison-Allen

Second Peasant Girl

Stella Litchfield

Performance DatesNozze di Figaro 1999

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

10 Dec, 19.15 14 Dec, 19.15 16 Dec, 19.15 18 Dec, 19.15

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

21 Dec, 19.15 23 Dec, 19.15

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