The Marriage of Figaro

  • ENO, ENO, 2014

Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro whisks us through the events of one crazy day as Figaro, the Count’s valet, tries to wed Susanna, the Countess’s maid, before their philandering master can bed her first.

Brought in to remake the original video design, we pulled certain elements from the set and costume design, and refined the storytelling, reducing the original video to it’s most important elements and re-filming others. The servants, running around the stage avoiding their uncaring masters – the protagonists – have a greater presence. They appear during changes, dancing with the ever-present bull’s skulls and playing with the idea of the skulls as symbols of ownership or masculinity.

  • Editor
  • Moira Lam
  • Camera Assistant
  • Bella Rize
  • Director
  • Fiona Shaw
  • Production Designer
  • Peter McKintosh
  • Lighting Designer
  • Jean Kalman
  • Choreographer
  • Kim Brandstrup