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Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro Blu-ray Disc (The Royal Opera)

Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro Blu-ray Disc (The Royal Opera)

Antonio Pappano conducts a spellbinding production of Le nozze di Figaro from the Royal Opera House, featuring Erwin Schrott, Miah Persson and Gerald Finlay.
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David McVicar’s resonant production of Le nozze di Figaro is set in 1830s post-revolution France, where the inexorable unravelling of an old order has produced acute feelings of loss. In the relationship between Gerald Finley’s suave Count and Dorothea Röschmann’s passionately dignified Countess, which lies at the tragic heart of the opera, the sexy ease between a feisty Figaro (Erwin Schrott) and a sassy Susanna (Miah Persson) is starkly absent. However, the tenacious spark between Marcellina (Graciela Araya) and Bartolo (Jonathan Veira) suggests what might yet be rekindled.

The production is superbly complemented by the beauty of Paule Constable’s lighting and Tanya McCallin’s evocative sets. Antonio Pappano conducts (and accompanies the recitatives) with invigorating wit and emotional depth.

 

Find out more about the production

 

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Stage director: David McVicar

Figaro: Erwin Schrott

Susanna: Miah Persson

Count Almaviva: Gerald Finlay

Marcellina: Graciela Araya

Barbarina: Ana James

Cherubino: Rinat Shaham

 

 

The Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor: Antonio Pappano

Stage Director: David McVicar

Set and Costume Designer: Tanya McCallin

Lighting Designs: Paule Constable

Movement Director: Leah Hausman

 

Picture: 16:9

Running time: 184 mins

Recorded: 2006

Sound: DTS Surround 5.0 / LPCM Stereo

Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/ES/IT

Region code: 0 NTSC

Categories:

ROH Recordings
ROH Recordings > Opera
Blu-ray > Opera

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