Falling for Figaro


Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Romantic Comedy
Release Year:2020
Run Time:105 minutes
Production Country:Australia, United States, United Kingdom
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ben Lewin
Cast:Danielle Macdonald
Joanna Lumley
Hugh Skinner


From acclaimed director Ben Lewin, “Falling for Figaro” is a romantic comedy set in the fierce world of opera singing competitions, starring Danielle Macdonald and Joanna Lumley.

London, present day. Millie (Macdonald) is about to turn thirty and has just been offered a big promotion at her respected hedge fund company. But to everyone’s surprise – including her long-term boyfriend Charlie – she turns it down. She wants to pursue her lifelong dream: become an opera singer. She hears about the upcoming “Singer of Renown” competition that, if she wins, could land her a role with a major opera company.

Leaving Charlie and London behind, she manages to land an audition with former opera diva Meghan Geoffrey-Bishop (Lumley), who is now the most sought-after (and most feared) singing coach in Europe. Meghan agrees to take her under her wing for a very strict year-long training in a secluded barn in the Scottish Highlands – no alcohol, no smoking and no visitors allowed.

There she meets Max (Hugh Skinner), part-time plumber and cook at the local pub, who also happens to be Meghan’s student, and is also training for the “Singer of Renown” contest.

What begins as a fearsome competition between the two of them soon turns into something more.