In 2013, Rhian was delighted to play Barbarina in the colourful production of The Marriage of Figaro, composed by W.A. Mozart and libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte.
Conducted by Paul Terracini, and accompanied by Penrith Symphony Orchestra, the company's four shows played at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre (Penrith), Riverside Theatre (Parramatta), and toured to Young Townhall (Young).
About this production: This abridged production brings to life a stylish world where social position and knowing one's place are everything. Lorenzo da Ponte's libretto injects moments of genuine and hilarious farce as the opera examines the complexities of marriage, relationships, infidelity, infatuation and lasting commitment.
Taking opera to rural parts... Young.
The cast of 'The Marriage of Figaro' had another successful performance on their tour to Young, the Cherry Capital of Australia (there's tonnes of sheep too!) situated in southern rural NSW.
This required a four and a half hour drive from Sydney, so there was lots of car games and of course singing!
The audience was very supportive and expressed their keen interest for more opera to be brought out into the rural areas to help develop new interests and add variety to the social events for the people in the area.
We were also very lucky to visit all the beautiful scenery around the town, including the beautiful Chinese gardens!