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LE NOZZE DI FIGARO

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Opera buffa in four acts
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte after The Marriage of Figaro from Beaumarchais
Season 2021-22
Duration: 3h20
Incl. 1 intermission
10

A triumph

When Mozart proposed to librettist Da Ponte in 1786 that they adapt Beaumarchais ‘The Marriage of Figaro, the piece had already been the subject of much controversy in France and in Austria. The libretto was created in secret and completed in just six weeks, and, thanks to the influence of Da Ponte, it received the emperor’s endorsement despite Beaumarchais’ satirical attacks on the feudal society of the time.

“At the end of the opera, I thought that the spectators would not stop applauding and calling for Mozart. All the numbers were encored, which made the performance last almost as long as two operas. Never was there more complete triumph than of Mozart and his Nozze di Figaro.” The same can be said to this day.”

Frank Beermann
Conductor
James Gray
Director
Valentina Nafornita
La Contessa
Phillip Addis
Il Conte

First performance at the Burgtheater in Vienna, May 1, 1786
Published by Bärenreiter-Verlag, Kassel

Il Conte
Phillip Addis
La Contessa
Valentina Nafornita
Susanna
Arianna Vendittelli
Figaro
Robert Gleadow
Cherubino
Lea Desandre
Marcellina
Lucia Cirillo
Bartolo
Rubén Amoretti
Basilio
Pablo García López
Don Curzio
François Piolino
Barbarina
Sophie Negoïta
Antonio
Alexandre Diakoff
Conductor
Frank Beermann
Director
James Gray
Set design
Santo Loquasto
Costumes
Christian Lacroix
Lighting
Bertrand Couderc
Choregrapher
Glyslein Lefever
Staging resumption
Gilles Rico

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