Le Nozze di Figaro

March 26, 2016
 
Bride and groom dancing on stage

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From The Metropolitan Opera website

A profoundly humane comedy, Le Nozze di Figaro is a remarkable marriage of Mozart’s music at the height of his genius and one of the best librettos ever set. In adapting a play that caused a scandal with its revolutionary take on 18th-century society, librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte focused less on the original topical references and more on the timeless issues embedded in the frothy drawing-room comedy.

Richard Eyre’s stylish 2014 production, set in 1930s Seville, returns with both new and familiar stars. Bass Mikhail Petrenko sings his first Met Figaro. Sopranos Rachel Willis-Sørensen and Amanda Majeski—who both made acclaimed Met debuts last season—return to the role of the Countess. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard reprises her celebrated Cherubino, Luca Pisaroni is the Count, and rising star soprano Anita Hartig sings Susanna in Mozart’s immortal comedy of manners and morals.


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