Heritage Opera's production of The Marriage of Figaro is coming to a number of Lancashire venues this August, including Lancashire County Council's Burnley Central Library.
The perfect entertainment for a summer's evening, Heritage Opera presents Mozart’s best-loved comedy.
Ravishing melodies accompany a farcical story surrounding the wedding day of Seville’s favourite barber, Figaro, to the winsome Susanna, maid to the Countess Almaviva. The only fly in the ointment is the Countess's errant husband, the Count, who has designs of his own on Susanna. The plot thickens, with a randy pageboy hiding in a cupboard, a drunken gardener making a nuisance of himself, bridesmaids, letters, midnight trysts in the garden, shocking revelations, and, eventually, a happy ending.
County Councillor Mike Calvert, cabinet member for adult and community services, said: "I'm delighted to welcome Heritage Opera to our library in Burnley, for what seems certain to be a great evening. Libraries are at the heart of our communities and I am keen to see them used for as wide a range of activities as possible."
With original period costumes designed by Alexander McQueen disciple Martin Worth, this show will be a feast for the ears and the eyes.
Manchester-based Heritage Opera have been delighting audiences in the Northwest and beyond since 2006, with their unique take on the world’s best-loved operas. The performance will be sung in a new English translation by Musical Director Christopher Gill, and features a fully-professional cast of international opera singers.
Lancashire tour dates are:
Sun 5th August – Burnley Central Library
Tue 7th August – Preston Minster
Sat 11th August – Lowther Pavilion, Lytham
Sun 12th August – Browsholme Hall, Clitheroe
Fri 31st August – Lancaster Grand Theatre
Tickets are £17.50 - £22 (depending on venue)
Box office number 0161 402 3272, Mon-Fri 9-7, Sat 9-4
online booking www.heritageopera.co.uk
Critical acclaim for Heritage Opera’s Rigoletto (spring 2012):