LE NOZZE DI FIGARO

Saturday, August 15, 2015 - Start: 8:00 PM

Opera buffa in four acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Salzburg Festival 2015, Haus für Mozart - in Italian). A co-production by UNITEL CLASSICA and SERVUS TV

Luca Pisaroni sings the role of the love-hungry Count Almaviva.
Luca Pisaroni sings the role of the love-hungry Count Almaviva.
Completing his da Ponte trilogy in Salzburg, Sven-Eric Bechtolf directs Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro. As he explained in an interview with DIE BÜHNE, this opera buffa has become "rather shrouded in legend. There is a reflex-like statement that gets repeated all the time that this is a ’revolutionary opera’. For those times, the revolutionary act was revealing the most intimate transgressions of the ruling class. Did that, however, make Beaumarchais, the author of the play, a revolutionary? No, he was an ’homme nouveau’. Neither did he want to revolutionise the world nor did he have a concept for a better society in his pocket - instead, he demanded the right to rise within the existing conditions. In addition, da Ponte toned the play down, as he had to get it past the Imperial censor’s office. And Mozart ultimately gave the work a completely different tone. In his music, he creates a generosity which inclines towards all the figures, which is cheerful, profound and occasionally deeply sad. Whether master vs. servant, man vs. woman - the music of the finale is a utopian reconciliation of all these contrasts."

Cast

Conductor: Dan Ettinger | Director: Sven- Eric Bechtolf | Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic | Duration: 180 minutes | Featuring: Luca Pisaroni (Almaviva), Anett Fritsch (Contessa), Martina Janková (Susanna), Adam Plachetka (Figaro), Margarita Gritskova (Cherubino), Ann Murray (Marcellina), Carlos Chausson (Bartolo)