Set and costume designs for Le Nozze di Figaro (Glyndebourne, 1955 and revisions)

Scope and Content

This series includes set designs, costume designs, sketches, colour pallets, fabric swatches and set pieces

Administrative / Biographical History

Le Nozze di Figaro (1786), an opera in four acts by Mozart with libretto by da Ponte, from Beaumarchais' La folle journée, ou, Le Marriage de Figaro (1778). Oliver Messel's production was first performed by the Glyndebourne Festival Opera at Glyndebourne on 8 June, 1955. It was directed by Carl Ebert and featured Bruscantini as Figaro and Elena Rizzieri as Susanna. It was revived at Glyndebourne in 1956, 1958, 1962, 1963 and 1965.