Opera in 2 acts by Elena Langer
Libretto by David Pountney. First performed on 21 February 2016 at the Welsh National Opera at Cardiff.
First performed in Switzerland as part as the Figaro's Trilogy
New production in coproduction with the Welsh National Opera
Sung in English with English and French surtitles
Duration: approx. 2:10 (with one intermission)
You know of Figaro working as barber and then serving Count Almaviva. But what happens to couples after the first two parts of the Trilogy written by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais. David Pountney, who commissioned this composition by Elena Langer, was inspired for his libretto by two theatrical follow-ups, Beaumarchais’s own La mère coupable and Ödön von Horváh’s 1936 play, Figaro läßt sich scheiden (Figaro Gets a Divorce). Figaro Gets a Divorce, which premiered on 21 February 2016 at the Welsh National Opera, tells the story of Susanna leaving Figaro because he refuses to give her the child she wants. Hurt and disappointed, Susanna asks for a divorce. A bitter-sweet comedy filled with darkness and melancholy.
"It has been a great inspiration to imagine the future lives of these great characters of operatic and theatrical literature, to see how they might be tested by events and, in many cases, emerge as stronger and more admirable people."
|Musical Director||Justin Brown|
|Stage Director||David Pountney|
|Costumes Designer||Sue Blane|
|Lighting Designer||Linus Fellbom|
|Serafin||Naomi Louisa O'Connell|
|The Cherub||Andrew Watts|
|The Major Nemesitsky||Alan Oke|
Conference about the Trilogie de Figaro
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