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Your reaction: Le nozze di Figaro

A selection of audience tweets about David McVicar's production of Mozart's opera.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

17 September 2013 at 10.17am | 9 Comments








What did you think of Le nozze di Figaro?

Le nozze di Figaro
 runs from 16 September 2013 – 15 May 2014. Tickets are still available.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

17 September 2013 at 10.17am

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged by David McVicar, Le nozze di Figaro, Production, review, Social Media, twitter, your reaction

This article has 9 comments

  1. Denis Ribeiro responded on 17 September 2013 at 11:31am Reply

    I LOVE this particular production and have seen it on numerous occasions since its creation some years ago. Almost any cast is bound to succeed as it is not only a visual delight, but David McVicar's directions is spot on with endless delightful insights and details.

  2. Jessica Stewart responded on 17 September 2013 at 12:39pm Reply

    Absolutely magical. Maria Bengtsson was jaw-droppingly good, especially in 'Dove sono' and the set was sublime. Susanna was also excellent. Terrific fun as well as a work of great beauty.

  3. Roy Hiscock responded on 22 September 2013 at 12:18am Reply

    Lovely performance - Bengtsen as the Countess was ravishing. But please dump that lousy production. Mozart wasn't too bad a composer and the overture is better without a load of extras making extraneous noises, bumps and crashes. Honestly, we won't get bored if we have to listen to the music and follow the drama: we don't need a lot of extras playing about in a completely irrelevant manner to keep us amused.

  4. Michael Godfrey responded on 22 September 2013 at 10:48am Reply

    A great evening and I totally agree with the prvious comments. On the night we went, during Maria Bengtsson's 'Dove sono', it seemed that the audience had stopped breathing.

  5. ronnie taylor responded on 25 September 2013 at 9:21pm Reply

    Agree with the comments about the Countess. Maltman was superb as the Count. I found some of Gardiner's tempi oddly slow, & still await an explanation for his bizarre meddling with the order of Figaro's & Susanna's arias in Act IV. The stupid pantomime that competed with the overture was irritating, as usual. But overall, an entertaining & uplifting night at the opera.

  6. Gilbert Hall responded on 28 September 2013 at 9:19pm Reply

    Much as I love the fortepiano in Mozart's piano concertos, it doesn't seem to me any sort of match for the harpsichord as an opera continuo instrument. On this count I didn't like this performance as much as the same production on DVD (which uses a harpsichord). Who decides which gets used?

    Excellent conducting from John Eliot Gardiner. Luca Pisaroni was superb, as always.

  7. Froedrich Busse responded on 8 October 2013 at 7:43am Reply

    What a wonderful Nozze last night! Maria Bengstsson was simply divine, what a beautiful pure and touching voice! The cast was great and the staging beautiful, John Elliot Gardiner as great as always.

  8. Fraser Southey responded on 8 October 2013 at 4:28pm Reply

    My second time at ROH for this production - fantastic last time around, even better yesterday evening (7th October). To my ears and eyes perfect in every respect (except that it had to end). Sublime. Joyous. Life-affirming. Re-energizing. Go see.

  9. Jeroen Kwee responded on 12 November 2013 at 10:10pm Reply

    It's been two months since I attended the opening night, but I still recall the pure magic of this performance. The absolute pinnacle was Maria Bengstsson singing Dove Sono. Thank you Mozart, the marvellous cast, conductor John Eliot Gardiner and the ROH for this production !

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