MOZART, W.A.: Nozze di Figaro (Le) (Royal Opera House, 2006)

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Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492
Libretto/Text Author: Ponte, Lorenzo da

Barbarina: James, Ana
Cherubino: Shaham, Rinat
Count Almaviva: Finley, Gerald
Countess Almaviva: Roschmann, Dorothea
Don Basilio: Langridge, Philip
Don Curzio: Egerton, Francis
Dr. Bartolo: Veira, Jonathan
First Bridesmaid: Groves, Glenys
Marcellina: Araya, Graciela
Second Bridesmaid: McCarney, Kate

Set/Stage Designer: McCallin, Tanya
Costume Designer: McCallin, Tanya
Lighting Designer: Constable, Paule
Stage Director: McVicar, David
Movement Director: Hausman, Leah
DVD Producer: Damme, Ferenc van
Television Producer: Weston, Ben
Television Director: Haswell, Jonathan

Date of Production: 17-02-2006
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Playing Time: 03:22:15
Catalogue Number: OA0990D
UPC: 809478009900

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In David McVicar's spellbinding production of Le nozze di Figaro the break-down of the relationship between Finley's suave, dashingly self-absorbed Count and Roschmann's passionately dignified Countess lies at the heart of the opera. The struggle to rekindle their love contrasts tragic-comically with the sexy ease between a feisty Figaro (Erwin Schrott) and a sassy Susanna (Miah Persson) and the tenacious spark that remains between Marcellina (Graciela Araya) and Bartolo (Jonathan Veira). Antonio Pappano conducts (and accompanies the recitatives) with invigorating wit and emotional depth, allowing the ensemble to capture the moments of dramatic tension to perfection and engaging fully with the rhythm of an already classic production, captured in High Definition video and surround sound.

Bonus features:

- The Magic of Mozart - Interviews with Antonio Pappano, David McVicar and principal cast.

- Illustrated Synopsis

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