One opera trilogy, three established directors and two of Britain’s most celebrated theatre designers are combine for two new productions and a world premiere in Welsh National Opera’s forthcoming spring season coming to Milton Keynes Theatre next week.
For more than 200 years the character of Figaro has remained one of opera’s most theatrical creations. Welsh National Opera will celebrate the story of this wily character with his lust for life and a desire for matchmaking and mischief in a trilogy of operas in their spring season Figaro Forever.
The season of operas, all sung in English, features new productions of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville and Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro together with the world premiere of Figaro Gets a Divorce by Russian-born British composer Elena Langer with a libretto by WNO’s artistic director David Pountney.
Set designer Ralph Koltai and costume designer Sue Blane lead the creative team having been involved in a number of high profile shows.
David Pountney: said “I had been intrigued by the idea of how the story might end and what the world of Figaro sounds like in the hands of a contemporary composer.
“As well as the everyday troubles, the rumblings of revolution were getting closer in The Marriage of Figaro posing the question of how these characters would survive as their world breaks apart.”
It runs from Tuesday, March 29, to Saturday, April 2. To book call 0844 871 7652 or visit www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes.