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Nozze di Figaro 2005Glyndebourne on Tour

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The last production in Scotland by Graham Vick of a Mozart opera had been his controversial Don Giovanni of 1985. This could hardly have been more different - straightforward and elegant, if anything a little bit dull (sorry, there's no pleasing some people). The designs seemed bland - everything was white or off-white, with translucent partitions, everyone eavesdropping, and no secrets in this palace. The cast was consistently good, with excellently chosen young singers, some already familiar, and two established performers who played regularly in Scotland (Anne Mason and Harry Nicoll). The Scottish baritone Iain Paterson was singing his first major role at home. One unusual change was to have Barbarina sing the verse usually performed by the first of the girls in the third act betrothal ceremony.

Performance Cast

Figaro the Count's valet

Iain Paterson

Susanna the Countess's maid

Anna Maria Panzarella

Bartolo a doctor, the Countess's former guardian

Lynton Black

Marcellina Bartolo's housekeeper

Anne Mason

Cherubino the Count's page

Amy Freston

Don Basilio a priest and music master

Harry Nicoll

Count Almaviva

Jeremy Carpenter

Countess Almaviva

Geraldine McGreevy

Antonio a gardener, Susanna's uncle

Christopher Adams

Don Curzio a lawyer

Peter Haydn Ferris

Barbarina daugher of Antonio

Malin Christensson

Second Peasant Girl

Julia Riley

Performance DatesNozze di Figaro 2005

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Festival Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

13 Dec, 19.15 15 Dec, 19.15

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