Thursday 11th July 7pm
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Michael Grandage’s production of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro returns, with a new cast of singers and conductor Jérémie Rhorer making his UK operatic debut. The opera has particular significance as it was the first opera ever to be performed at Glyndebourne in 1934, with founder John Christie’s wife and co-founder Audrey Mildmay in the role of Susanna.
‘This is a Figaro of rare grace, naturalness and charm’, said The Daily Telegraph, and for The Sunday Times it was a production that ‘affirms Mozart’s most beloved masterpiece as both of its time and perennially modern, Grandage oiling the comic mechanisms of Lorenzo Da Ponte’s libretto with a master technician’s hands.’
Mozart’s music is both exquisitely beautiful and painfully perceptive in the depths of its characterisation. The vulnerability of the Countess is laid bare, as is the predicament of Figaro and Susanna, forced to rely on their wits in a household where they are members of staff, in thrall to a master with no moral compass and low levels of boredom.
During the course of one mad day, tables are turned and expectations dashed; disguises are either penetrated or turn out to be disconcertingly successful; the plots of Bartolo and Marcellina are frustrated, the marriage of Figaro and Susanna is off again, on again, and ultimately, the Count is thwarted and humbled by the Countess’s forgiveness.
Le nozze di Figaro recorded live in 2012
Sung in Italian with English subtitles
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