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The Marriage of Figaro

Mozart’s famous opera is a whirlwind comedy of betrothal, betrayal and deliciously bad behaviour.

Set on a single day, it packs in a dazzling procession of madcap comic schemes and setbacks, all of which are punctuated by some of the most sublime music ever written. This is Mozart at the height of his powers.When the cheating Count Almaviva makes advances on Susanna, his servant’s wife-to-be, Figaro’s marriage threatens to end before it has started.

The household takes sides. Deception, disguise and double cross are the result, as the warring factions make Figaro’s love-life a comic battleground.

Considered one of the greatest operas ever written, The Marriage of Figaro has a masterful balance of light and shade. Its playful, bubbling overture carries its pace and comic tone. Meanwhile the arias and ensemble pieces capture the rich characterisation and the deeply moving rift – and reconciliation – of Figaro and Susannah.

Many of the arias are now world famous, including ‘Voi che sapete’ (‘Tell me what love is’) and ‘Non piú andrai’ (‘Here’s an end to your life as a wanderer’) which is performed yearly at Trooping the Colour.

One of the most gifted directors of his generation, Joe Hill-Gibbins brings an exciting new energy to this classic opera. It’s a bold, contemporary take that accentuates Mozart’s overtures and arias with a pared back staging, which brings out the production’s wit and comedic characters.

Former ENO Harewood Artist, David Ireland sings the title role. Internationally renowned British soprano and another former ENO Harewood Artist, Mary Bevan is Susannah, his fiancée. The production is conducted by Ainārs Rubiķis, following his many successes as Music Director with the Komische Oper, Berlin.

Assisted performances
BSL signed - Monday 17 February 2025 at 7pm

Important Information

Sung in English with the words displayed above the stage (Surtitles)

Age Restrictions

Ages 12+.

Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances from Wed 5th February 2025 until Sat 22nd February 2025.

Show times for each day are below.

Mon

-

Tue

-

Wed

7.00pm

Thu

-

Fri

7.00pm

Sat

-

Sun

-

London Coliseum Details

Buses Icon Bus routes: St. Martin's Lane 24, 29, 176 / 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139

Night Buses Icon Night buses: St. Martin's Lane 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279 / 6, 23, 139, N9, N15, N11, N13, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551

Rail Icon Nearest rail: Charing Cross

London Underground Icon Tube lines: Piccadilly, Northern

London Underground Icon Nearest tube: Leicester Square

Directions Icon Directions from Leicester Square :

(3mins) Take Cranbourn Street until St Martin’s Lane, where you head right until you reach the theatre.

Parking Icon Car park: Q-Park: Chinatown (5mins) / Other: St Martin's Lane Hotel (1min)

Congestion Zone Icon In congestion zone?: Yes

Facilities at London Coliseum

Air conditioned

Bar

Disabled toilets

Infrared hearing loop

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible

London Coliseum Location

St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
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The Marriage of Figaro

London Coliseum, London

Running until: Sat 22nd February 2025

Running time: 3hr 20min. Incl 1 interval.