Opera

Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro

Michael Grandage (stage director), Robin Ticciati (conductor) – With Vito Priante (Figaro), Lydia Teuscher (Suzanne)...

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Cast

Michael Grandage — Stage director
Christopher Oram — Set and costume design
Paule Constable — Lighting designer
Ben Wright — Choreographer
Vito Priante — Figaro
Lydia Teuscher — Susanna
Andrew Shore — Bartolo
Ann Murray — Marcellina
Isabel Leonard — Cherubino
Alan Oke — Don Basilio
Audun Iversen — Count Almaviva
Sally Matthews — Countess Almaviva
Nicholas Folwell — Antonio
Colin Judson — Don Curzio
The Glyndebourne Chorus
Jeremy Bines — Chorus director

Program notes

Perhaps no opera is as closely and affectionately associated with a single opera house as Le Nozze di Figaro is with Glyndebourne. Michael Grandage's staging is no less than the seventh in the festival's history, and sets the opera in the sleazy Sixties. Directed by Robin Ticciati, the production was lauded for its "ideal pacing" and youthful cast (which includes "no weak link" and "looks gorgeous"—The Sunday Times), and continues Glyndebourne's rewarding explorations of Mozart and Da Ponte's "day of madness".

The story takes place on one incredible day in an upstairs-downstairs world populated by servants who are not servile and their easily-outsmarted masters. Figaro and Susanna are preparing for marriage, but before they can make it down the aisle, their plans are put in jeopardy by the Count Almaviva, who fancies Susanna so much that he wants to make her his lover. In a complicated and clever plan, the future newlyweds and their friends expose the Count's infidelity to his wife the Countess, teaching him a lesson he'll never forget.

Photo: © Alastair Muir

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Directed by:
François Roussillon
Venue: Glyndebourne (Lewes, Great Britain)
Production date: 2012
Duration: 2 h 50 min
Production: © Glyndebourne – François Roussillon et Associés – Mezzo

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