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The Marriage of Figaro

The perfect couple, the perfect day, the biggest mess

Her Majesty's Theatre

16 Nov - 25 Nov 2023


From $75*

Performance dates:
Thursday 16 November, 7.00pm
Saturday 18 November, 7.00pm
Tuesday 21 November, 7.00pm
Thursday 23 November, 7.00pm
Saturday 25 November, 2.00pm

Premium: $185
A Reserve: Adult $145, Concession* $130.50
B Reserve: Adult $115, Concession* $103.50
C Reserve: Adult $75, Concession* $67.50

$30 for Under 30s
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*Concession pricing includes seniors cards, all pension cards and full-time student card holders

*A one-off service + handling fee of $9.55 applies per transaction regardless of the number or value of items purchased

Figaro and Susanna are getting married, but their walk down the aisle is paved with drama. Figaro’s boss is out to bed the bride-to-be while his heartbroken wife finds herself the object of a forbidden adolescent passion and, to top it all off, a debt needs to be repaid or the couple won’t make it to the altar!

Long before Bridgerton and Bridget Jones’s Diary, Mozart gave the world a musical rom-com with this joyous story where mistaken identity, cheating scandals and forbidden secrets burst at the seams with invention and wit. The sublime music fizzes along with comic high spirits conveying all the delight and pain of love, and the agony and ecstasy of desire.

With an all-Australian cast led by bass-baritone Jeremy Kleeman and Adelaide soprano Jessica Dean, this original production marks the mainstage directorial debut of long time State Opera artist Nicholas Cannon.

A sumptuous interpretation of the classic tale is catapulted into modern times with a series of instantly recognisable characters and chaotic situations. Save the date for a funny, scandalous and romantic night at the opera.


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ " This show literally and metaphorically sparkles from beginning to end... but the real stars of this show are the Australian cast and Australian production team."

Glam Adelaide

⭐⭐⭐⭐ "The presentation pulsates with life and joie de vivre. There is a youthful playfulness to this production with its well balanced and enthusiastic cast and musicians."


"State Opera’s The Marriage of Figaro is sex, lies, deception, rapture, exquisite music and intrigue, and Mozart himself would not have it any other way."

Stage Whispers

"This production... has everything: fine singing, splendid sets, rib-tickling humour, lovely costuming, terrific lighting, and delightful music... and, it’s sexy to boot"

The Barefoot Review

"The creative team needs awards. Director Nicholas Cannon knows his stuff. It is slick, tight and consistent in production, while set and costume designs by Ailsa Paterson are top-notch."

On Your Markus

"This State Opera South Australia production is brilliant."


"Once again, State Opera has drawn together a cast of principals and chorus of great depth, enabling the audience to suspend disbelief with great abandon and lose itself in the delicious melodies and sublime vocal performances."

The Adelaide Show

"Hooray! Here’s a very funny and very sexy production of this great comic opera of desire, disguise and just desserts."

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Our Partners

Tobias Ringborg
Nicholas Cannon
Set & Costume Designer
Ailsa Paterson
Lighting Designer
Nigel Levings

Jeremy Kleeman
Jessica Dean
Nicholas Lester
Petah Cavallaro
Emily Edmonds
Cherie Boogaart
Dr Bartolo
Pelham Andrews
Mark Oates
Lucy Stoddart
Jeremy Tatchell
Don Curzio
Jiacheng Ding
First Bridesmaid
Jessica Mills
Second Bridesmaid
Courtney Turner

State Opera Chorus
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

  • Duration 3h 10m (including interval)
  • Interval 20m
  • Suitability PG - Minor flashing lights and smoke/haze
    • Italian
  • Surtitles English
  • Hearing Loop Yes
  • Accessible Venue Yes