• April 2018
  • Dublin, Wexford

The Marriage of Figaro

One of the greatest comic operas ever written—Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro—will be a highlight of Irish National Opera’s first season. 

Mozart’s comic tale of mayhem and mischief boasts some of the most beautiful and familiar music ever written and the energetic story of servants outwitting their masters and the quick-witted Susanna rejecting her employer’s advances has thrilled and delighted audiences for 250 years.  

INO’s production will feature many Irish artists and stars, as Susanna, the mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught who is currently on stage this autumn/winter in two productions at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. Joining Tara on stage will be internationally acclaimed Irish singers Máire Flavin (Scottish Opera & Glyndebourne Festival), Aoife Miskelly (Welsh National Opera & Opera North), veteran star Suzanne Murphy (English National Opera, WNO & Opera North), Ben McAteer (English National Opera & WNO), up-and-coming soprano Amy Ní Fhearraigh, and critically-acclaimed New Zealand bass Jonathan Lemalu singing the title role of Figaro.

Mozart’s superb score with its unforgettable arias and hilarious ensemble numbers will be played by Irish Chamber Orchestra with the chorus of Irish National Opera and Peter Whelan conducting.

Directed by the celebrated Patrick Mason, with design by Francis O’Connor and lighting design by Paul Keogan

Sung in Italian with English Surtitles

Cast & Creatives

Creative Team

Peter Whelan Conductor
Patrick Mason Director
Francis O’Connor Set Designer
Francis O’Connor Costume Designer
Paul Keogan Lighting Designer
Muirne Bloomer Movement
Assistant Director
Aoife O'Sullivan Repetiteur


Jonathan Lemalu Figaro
Tara Erraught Susanna
Ben McAteer Count
Máire Flavin Countess
Aoife Miskelly Cherubino
Adrian Thompson Basilio
Graeme Danby Bartolo
Suzanne Murphy Marcellina
Andrew Gavin Curzio
John Molloy Antonio
Amy Ní Fhearraigh Barbarina
Chorus of Irish National Opera
Irish Chamber Orchestra