Mozart's sublime comedy, The Marriage of Figaro, is one of opera's most tender, funny and heart-warming works. From the famous overture which sets the scene for comic misadventures in an opera aptly subtitled 'The Follies of a Day', Mozart's music expresses all the joy and pain of love, along with the agony and ecstasy of desire.
On Figaro's wedding day, he discovers that his master, the Count, is in pursuit of his bride, Susanna. The Countess is heartbroken by her husband's infidelity: but is herself soon the object of the teenage desires of the page boy, Cherubino. To top it all off, Figaro has borrowed money from the housekeeper, and if he can't pay it back, he'll have to marry her instead!