We are delighted to welcome Opera Brava
to the green spaces of The Regent's `Park
for the first time.Change of venue
Please note this production of The Marriage of Figaro
will take now place on The St John's Lodge Lawn which is close to the Inner Circle, on the north side of The St John's Lodge.
You can get to the St John's Lodge Lawn in about 5 minutes (on foot) from both the Inner Circle and from Chester Road. The location will be clearly signposted. Figaro will finish about 10.30pm.Box Office
0333 666 3366Cancellation Policy
The show will go ahead whatever the weather. So, although we are hoping for good weather, if it looks like rain, please dress appropriately.Getting to the St John's Lodge Lawn
From Baker Street Underground
Head towards the Inner Circle as if you are going to The Regent's Bar and Kitchen
. Go past the Band Stand on your left and when you get to the Inner Circle, turn hard left and walk past The Holme
on your left. Just after The Holme there is a gate into the park. Take the path on your right that goes round the back of the St John's Lodge. In less than 5 minutes you'll see the stage with The St John's Lodge behind it. Do not walk north across the bridge. You must turn right immediately you turn off the Inner Circle.From Regent's Park or Great Portland Street Underground Stations
Take the Broad Walk through the English Gardens towards Chester Road. Cross the crossing at Chester Road. Go past The Expresso Bar on your left, and then take the first tarmac path on your left You will see 'NO CYCLING' in white letters in the tarmac. Continue on this path until you come to a fork in the path. Take the left hand fork. From here you will be able to see the stage. From Chester Road it will take you 5 minutes on foot.
With a professional cast of top-class performers, lavish costumes and period sets, the production promises first-rate quality in the green heart of London at very reasonable prices.
Mozart's Marriage of Figaro has all the ingredients of a classic piece of 18th century literature -- passion, lust, betrayal, deception and ultimate forgiveness.
International baritone Hakan Vramsmo plays Count Almaviva, the over amorous villain of the piece who's determined to upset the marriage plans of his two servants Figaro and Susanna with his "droit de seigneur" designs on the young girl.
Figaro Ian Beadle, for his part, is desired by Marcellina (played by International mezzo soprano Louise Crane), to whom he owes a substantial debt. Marcellina plots to force Figaro to marry her as a forfeit for non-payment.
Her plan looks as if it will succeed until it is revealed, incredibly, that Figaro is in fact Marcellina's long-lost son!
Meanwhile, Susanna (soprano Stephanie Bodsworth) hatches a counter-plot with the Count's wife (soprano Amanda Buckland), herself coveted by the amorous page-boy Cherubino(Melanie Lodge), to foil the Count's plans to seduce Susanna and expose his adulterous intentions.
Susanna agrees to a night-time rendezvous with the Count but it will in fact be the Countess who is to meet and confront her husband.
Disaster almost ensues when Figaro stumbles upon what he believes to be Susanna and the Count locked in an embrace and is beside himself with rage. However he learns the truth just in time and the humbled, humiliated Count is forced to beg his wife for forgiveness.
Under the direction of Bronek Pomorski and with Robert Bottriell as musical director, opera fans -- and newcomers to the classical entertainment -- are in for a real treat with this traditional production.
Completing the cast are International tenor Martin Rendle as Basilio and Curzio, and Geoffrey Moses Covent Garden soloist(bass) as Bartolo and Antonio.
If you like this event you may also like Verdi's La Traviata
on Wednesday, 26 June 2019 on the St John's Lodge Lawn (one performance only).