Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro

2023 Salzburg Festival

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Martin Kušej — Stage director

Raimund Orfeo Voigt — Set designer

Alan Hranitelj — Costumes

Friedrich Rom — Lighting

Olaf A. Schmitt — Dramaturgy

Andrè Schuen — Count Almaviva

Adriana Gonzalez — Countess Almaviva

Sabine Devieilhe — Susanna

Krzysztof Baczyk — Figaro

Lea Desandre — Cherubino

Kristina Hammarström — Marcellina

Peter Kálmán — Bartolo

Manuel Günther — Basilio

Andrew Morstein — Don Curzio

Serafina Starke — Barbarina

Rafał Pawnuk — Antonio

Program notes

The first of Mozart's storied collaborations with librettist Lorenzo da Ponte, The Marriage of Figaro recounts the amorous adventures and misadventures of Figaro and Susanna, valet and maid to Count and Countess Almaviva, who must navigate a web of misunderstandings and machinations by the philandering Count on their way to a happy ending… The timeless comic opera favorite looks utterly flawless in this production from the 2023 Salzburg Festival, directed for the stage by Martin Kušej and starring a full lineup of opera powerhouses, including Sabine Devieilhe as Susanna and Lea Desandre in the scene-stealing "pants role" of Cherubino, whose aria "Voi, che sapete" is among the most famous in all of opera. In the pit, the gold-standard Vienna Philharmonic performs Mozart's extraordinary score, led by celebrated countertenor and conductor Raphaël Pichon.

Photo © Salzburg Festival / Matthias Horn

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