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'THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO

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Act 3 of Mozart's opera
Performed by the Sadler's Wells
Opera Company
Scene 1: An antechamber in the Count's palace near Seville (after noon)
Scene. 2: The Great Hall in the palace (evening)
Cast in order of appearance
The Sadler's Wells Chorus
The Sadler's Wells Orchestra Leader, E. Joseph Shadwick
Conductor, Lawrance Collingwood Chorus Master, Geoffrey Corbett
Clive Carey 's production ; supervised by John B. Gordon
Before the law case between Figaro and Marcellina takes place, Susanna comes to the Count to persuade him to give judgment against Marcellina, and in return she will meet him in the garden that evening. The agrees but overhears Susanna telling
Figaro and vows vengeance. When the case is heard the Count decrees that Figaro must marry Marcellina or pay damages. A diversion is created when it is discovered that
Figaro is the long-lost son of Bartolo and Marcellina, who finally agree to his marriage with Susanna.
The marriage festivities are about to begin. The Countess and Susanna have agreed to disguise themselves in each other's clothes and the Countess will then meet the Count in the garden. When the celebrations begin Susanna seizes an opportunity to slip a note into the Count's hand giving him a rendezvous for the evening.

Contributors

Leader: E. Joseph Shadwick
Conductor: Lawrance Collingwood
Chorus Master: Geoffrey Corbett
Chorus Master: Clive Carey
Unknown: John B. Gordon
Count Almaviva: Sumner Austin
Countess Almaviva: Joan Cross
Susanna, Counted Almaviva's maid: Ruth Naylor
Figaro, valet to the Count: Arnold Matters
Don Curzio, a lawyer: Morgan Jones
Dr Bartolo, formerly the Countess's guardian: Harry Brindle
Marcellina, Dr Bartolo's house-keeper: Valetta Iacopi
Barbarina, Antonio's daughter: Sybil Hambleton
Cherubino, the Count's page: Rose Morris
Antonio, gardener, uncle to Susanna: Ronald Stear

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