Marriage of talents for Mozart's Figaro

Tuesday, 9 September 2003

It's a marriage of talents as the University of Adelaide's Elder School of Music and Adelaide Institute of TAFE Arts join forces to present Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro for three shows, starting this Thursday night (September 11).

One of Mozart's best-loved operas, Figaro features a cast of 11 principals who are all current voice students at the Elder School of Music.

Eugene Raggio will play Figaro with Fiona Linn as Susannah, while David Hayton and Holly Wotton are the Count and Countess respectively with Sky Ingram as the delightful Cherubino. Tom Brennen, Lachlan Scott, Declan Lorenzin and Mark DeLaine play Basilio, Bartolo, Don Curzio and Antonio respectively while Mary-Ann Ashmore and Jessica Dean are Marcellina and Barbarina.

The performance also features the Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Musical Director Carl Crossin.

The technical crew for Figaro are all AIT Arts students: Set Design is by Wendy Todd, Costume Design by Giovina D'Angelo, Lighting Design by Martin Howard and Sound Design by Melissa Jaunay, with Sally Putnam heading the Stage Management crew.

The Elder School of Music is a Helpmann Academy Partner and the opera is generously supported by the Helpmann Academy, AIT Arts, Allan's Music, ETSA Utilities, Peter Lehmann Wines, AMEX Corporate Travel, SA Brewing, Coca-Cola Amatil and Radio Adelaide.

The Marriage of Figaro will be at the Scott Theatre (located at the University of Adelaide) for three shows only: Thursday September 11, Friday September 12, and Saturday September 13, with all shows starting at 8pm. Tickets are $22/$14/$8 and are available from BASS on 131 246.


Contact Details

Ms Claire Oremland
Elder Hall Concert Manager
Elder Conservatorium of Music
The University of Adelaide
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Media Team
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Mr David Ellis
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The University of Adelaide
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