28TH & 31ST AUGUST

Conducted by Maestro Jonathan Santagada with the Orchestra Senzaspine.

Director Victoria Stevens transposes Lorenzo Da Ponte’s libretto of Le Nozze di Figaro to the heady world of 1930s movie industry.

The opera opens at the new headquarters of Almaviva Pictures, a glamorous film-studio. At the helm is the self-entitled Count Almaviva. The Count has only begrudgingly kept his loyal cinematographer, Figaro, on staff, because of his role in helping him win the hand of his wife and now leading-lady, the Countess Rosina. Moreover, the Count has his eye on Figaro’s bride to-be, Susanna, for whom he lusts more than anything. The story that unfolds is more comic, thrilling and moving than any film studio could ever hope to shoot.

CURTAIN UP
at 19:30
ACTS I & II
90 mins
DINING INTERVAL
60 mins
ACTS III & IV
75 mins
JONATHAN SANTAGADA
Conductor
VICTORIA STEVENS
Director
CAST
DANIEL MIROSŁAW
Figaro
ANNA EL-KHASHEM
Susanna
FAIK MANSUROĞLU
Conte d’Almaviva
NELA ŠARIĆ
Contessa d’Almaviva
SARA ROCCHI
Cherubino
BETH MARGARET TAYLOR
Marcellina
DOMENICO PELLICOLA
Basilio
ALEXANDRA LOWE
Barbarina
CHUMA SIJEQA
Bartolo
JAMES CORRIGAN
Antonio
ROBERT FORREST
Don Curzio
CREATIVE TEAM
GIULIA BELLÈ
Designer
CHARLOTTE WERKMEISTER
Costume Designer
ASHOK GUPTA
Assistant Conductor and Répétiteur
SERGEY RYBIN
Répétiteur and Pianist
JULIA LYNCH
Répétiteur and Head of Music
RALPH STREHLE
Head of Summer School and Performance Coach
ORLANDO BOLOGNESI
Lighting Designer
REBECCA MOORE
Stage Manager
MAISON POMPEI
TIRELLI COSTUMI & DINO TRAPPETTI
ORCHESTRA SENZASPINE
SAM JEWISON & HIS ORCHESTRA

Every night over the course of the festival, Sam and his orchestra will thrill audiences with a celebration of some of the greatest legends of swing and jazz. Expect –

Old favourites from the world of Cole Porter’s Broadway during the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s, including hits from Kiss Me Kate, Anything Goes and Silk Stockings.
George and Ira Gershwin’s best-known creations from the Golden Age of Broadway and Hollywood.
Tributes to titan band leaders, Count Basie and Duke Ellington, as well as an homage to the trailblazing bebop saxophonist Charlie Parker.