The Marriage of Figaro


Edinburgh International Festival
Various performance times
Running time: Approx 3 hours, including 1 interval

Edinburgh International Festival

The Marriage of Figaro


The acclaimed Komische Oper Berlin and director Kirill Serebrennikov, known for his daring, satirical productions, present Mozart’s iconic comic opera.

Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro contains all the ingredients for the quintessential romantic comedy. In a new production of this iconic opera, Komische Oper Berlin and their Music Director James Gaffigan unite with film, theatre and opera director Kirill Serebrennikov.

Performed at breakneck tempo, the lively plot unfolds over the course of one hectic day: the day before Figaro and Susanna’s wedding. Not only is the couple’s employer Count Almaviva a notorious philanderer, but their new bedroom is concerningly close to his. While the Count has his eye on Susanna, the House of Almaviva is filled with a host of characters all with their own schemes of love, trickery and revenge. Amid the chaos, Figaro and Susanna conspire with the rejected Countess to outwit her deceitful husband.

Known for his daring and satirical interpretations of classics, Serebrennikov’s take on The Marriage of Figaro is his UK directorial debut.

[Berlin's] most reliably interesting and revelatory opera company

The New York Times

Tickets from £34.00, available via Edinburgh International Festival


  • Fri 16 Aug 7:00 PM
  • Sat 17 Aug 7:00 PM
  • Sun 18 Aug 4:00 PM


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