The Marriage of Figaro
On Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June 2011, OpSoc staged a production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro at the Djanogly Recital Hall in the Department of Music at the University of Nottingham.
The performances were recived extremely well by all, cast and crew were delighted with the achievement! Becky Hutter from Impact Magazine deemed the production “a lively and inspiring performance.” To read the entire review, please click here!
Sarah Hibberd, Head of the Nottingham University department was equally impressed, sending this after the opening night: “Congratulations on a great production! You certainly injected plenty of wit and comedy into your performances – and made the characters your own. There were moments when I was (variously) moved, terrified, amused and thrilled. I’m only sorry that I can’t come back again tonight for a second dose – good luck!”
The Marriage Of Figaro has certainly raised the bar for OpSoc future productions, we hope that all our future events can match the brilliance!
To see photos of our rehearsal progress on Facebook, please click here!
The cast were as follows:
Figaro, servant to Count Almaviva: David Ireland
Susanna, maid to Countess Almaviva: Becky Briggs
Doctor Bartolo: Jonny Fitzpatrick
Marcellina, his housekeeper: Louise Bodily
Cherubino, page to the Countess: Jade Whymark
Count Almaviva: Rene Bloice-Sanders
Don Basilio, organist and music-master: Jeremy Franklin
Countess Almaviva: Amy Moore
Antonio, a gardener, uncle to Susanna: Ed Denham
Don Curzio, a lawyer: William Glendinning
Barbarina, daughter of Antonio: Sophie Ray
1st girl: Lorna Nye
2nd girl: Fiona Spencer