Sir Thomas Allen’s acclaimed production of Mozart’s ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ returns to Scottish Opera this autumn. Much admired when first unveiled in 2010, The Guardian judged the production “a classy drama with uncluttered, unpretentious storytelling” commenting that “Allen is a singer’s director”. The Financial Times said “the performance unfolds with unusual fluency, thanks to Allen’s shapely ensembles and intelligent direction” and The Times found that his “experience shows, and not just in the deft stagecraft and sensitivity to singers’ needs … Allen’s staging is very traditional, but not without imaginative touches as well.”
Three Askonas Holt artists are new to this revival: Scottish soprano Eleanor Dennis makes her stage debut with the company as the Countess, a role she has sung previously for British Youth Opera and at the English National Opera; Samuel Dale Johnson, a recent graduate of the Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Programme, makes both role and company debuts as the Count; and Graeme Broadbent makes a welcome return to Scottish Opera as Don Basilio.
Performances take place in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness, Edinburgh and Liverpool from 12 October 2016 until 7 January 2017. Find out more on Scottish Opera’s website.