The Marriage of Figaro (play)

French play by Pierre Beaumarchais

The Mad Day, or The Marriage of Figaro is a play by Pierre Beaumarchais. It is a comedy. It was written in 1778, and first published in 1785. Figaro was first performed at the Théâtre Français in Paris on 27 April 1784. It was a great success. The Marriage of Figaro is a sequel to the play, The Barber of Seville, and a prequel to The Guilty Mother.

The Marriage of Figaro
Title page of the first edition, 1785
Written byPierre Beaumarchais
Count Almaviva
Countess Rosine
Chérubin, etc.
Date of premiere27 April 1784
Place of premiereThéâtre Français
Paris, France
Original languageFrench
SettingCount Almaviva's palace in Seville, Spain near the end of the 18th century