Premiere 17 II 2017
opera in two acts
libretto David Pountney
based on the play The Guilty Mother by Pierre Beaumarchais
and Figaro Gets a Divorce by Odön von Horváth
sung in English with Polish surtitles
composer Elena Langer
conductor Tadeusz Kozłowski
director David Pountney
direction revival Robin Tebbutt
set designer Ralph Koltai
assistant set designer Robin Don
costume designer Sue Blane
lighting designer Linus Fellbom
conductor assistant Katarzyna Tomala
This is an entirely modern opera, a joint work by composer Elena Langer
and librettist and director David Pountney. While the opera utilises the
structure of The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart, it references a different social
and political reality. Against a backdrop of a revolution in an unknown
country there arises a weave of various events that are not always fortunate.
Perhaps this is a continuation of Count Almaviva’s story?
Production originated at Welsh National Opera and Grand Théâtre de Genève.