The Marriage of Figaro


12 August 2022

20 August 2022
Waterperry Gardens
Waterperry Gardens
Nr. Wheatley
OX33 1JZ

Waterperry Opera Festival 2022: The Marriage of Figaro

About The Marriage of Figaro

Waterperry Opera Festival 2022

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Librettist: Lorenzo Da Ponte
Performed in English Translation

2022 is an exciting year for Waterperry Opera Festival as they celebrate their 5th Anniversary with 8 imaginative productions from Friday 12 to Saturday 20 August.

Festival Music Director Bertie Baigent will conduct five performances of Mozart’s timeless comedy The Marriage of Figaro on the front lawn of Waterperry House.

Directed by Isabelle Kettle and designed by Charlotte Henery, this bold new production invites audiences into the hustle and bustle of preparations for the wedding of Susanna and Figaro.

Throughout the course of the evening, their wedding is threatened by entitled employers, interfering family members, and unwanted suitors. Will the bride and groom make it to the altar?

This production showcases some of the UK’s most outstanding emerging operatic talent, alongside the 2022 WOF Young Artists and the acclaimed Waterperry orchestra.

As a prequel to The Marriage of Figaro, Jonathan Dove’s Figures in the Garden will be performed in the gardens at 5.00pm on 12 and 13 August.

Drawing on musical ideas from Mozart’s operatic score, Dove explores alternative scenarios for Da Ponte’s characters.

This production sees a collaboration between dance students from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and young local musicians from Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra.


Please see important ticketing information below

Ticketing information

Full prices
Red Area – £60.00
Blue Area – £45.00

Blue Light Card Holders and Benefits Support (NHS, DLA, UC, JSA) – £30.00*
​Under 30s – £25.00
​Under 16s – £15.00

* Disability Living Allowance, Universal Credit, Jobseeker’s Allowance

Date & times

Dates: 12, 13, 16, 18 and 20 August from 6.30pm to 10.30pm

Location: Waterperry Front Lawn

Duration: 6:30pm (start time) with a 1-hour extended picnic intermission

Good to know

The Marriage of Figaro will be performed on the front lawn of Waterperry House. The seating area is flat and on grass. There will be rubber matting in the aisles for easy wheelchair access. Seating will be set out slightly ajar from the row in front to maximise the best view of the stage.