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Heritage Opera to perform at Skipton Town Hall
9:51am Friday 27th July 2012 in Leisure
Heritage Opera, which has been entertaining audiences in the North since 2006, returns to Skipton next weekend.
It will perform Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro at Skipton Town Hall next Saturday, August 4, at 7.30pm.
Composed in 1786 in four acts, the comic opera is based on a stage comedy by Pierre Beaumarchais and has been translated into English by Heritage Opera’s musical director, Christopher Gill.
The action focuses on the wedding day of Seville’s favourite barber Figaro (played by Mark Saberton) to the winsome Susanna (Serenna Wagner), maid to the Countess Almaviva (Sarah Helsby Hughes). The only fly in the ointment is the Countess’s errant husband, the Count (Thomas Eaglen) who has designs of his own on Susanna.
The plot thickens, with a randy pageboy hiding in a cupboard, a drunken gardener making a nuisance of himself, bridesmaids, letters, midnight trysts in the garden, shocking revelations and – eventually – a happy ending.
With original period costumes designed by Alexander McQueen disciple Martin Worth, the show will be a feast for the ears and the eyes.
Tickets cost £20 from heritageopera.co.uk or call 01785 850419.