Toi toi toi to Alan Oke who makes his house debut at the Grand Théâtre de Genève this week in a reprise of Elena Langer’s opera, Figaro Gets a Divorce.
Alan returns to the role of The Major Nemesitsky and is joined by original cast member Mark Stone as the Count, directed by Justin Brown. The opera premiered on 21 February 2016 as the final instalment of the Welsh National Opera’s 2016 spring season trilogy, Figaro Forever, which follow the fortunes of the Almaviva household, beginning with Rossini’s Il barbiere di Sivigliaand Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. Described by The Times as “the most enthralling new operatic score I’ve heard for several seasons”, the story sees the characters of Le Nozze di Figaro fleeing for their lives in a world turned on its head by revolution, with libretto written by WNO Artistic Director David Pountney.
The production will be broadcast on Espace 2 on Saturday 14 October 2017 at 8pm local time.
The Swiss premiere of Figaro Gets a Divorce will take place from 14 to 26 September 2017 as part of Grand Théâtre de Genève’s Figaro’s trilogy. For more information, see the Grand Théâtre de Genève website.
Watch the trailer for the new production of Figaro’s trilogy: