This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a semi-staged performance of Mozart’s operatic masterpiece The Marriage of Figaro, sung in English by students from Shrewsbury School.
Derived from the notorious play by Beaumarchais, Figaro is a wonderful tale of intrigue, scandal and comedy, at the heart of which are characters obsessed with love, class, status and simple human failings. It is the wittiest of scores, but also the most sublime of Mozart’s operatic achievements.
The role of Figaro is being sung by Alfred Mitchell, Susanna by Henrike Legner, the Count by Henry Craig, the Countess by Loren Kell, Marcellina by Katie Elcock, Cherubino by Antonia Wordie, and other singers include Rob Shone, Ed Carroll, Kitty Cook and Rory Dootson.
The performances will take place in the Maidment Building on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th April at 7.30pm. Admission is free both nights, with a retiring collection in aid of Shrewsbury School Musical Activities.
Wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase, and if the weather is kind, audience members are very welcome to bring their own refreshments and come and picnic beforehand on the grass around the Maidment Building.
Reserve your tickets at www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool or from Darren Wood on 01743 280812.