Le Nozze di Figaro

Season : 
2017-2018
Length : 
3:35
Song language : 
Italian
Conductor : 
Christophe Rousset
Director : 
Emilio Sagi
Choirmaster : 
Pierre Iodice
Artist : 
Mario Cassi, Judith Van Wanroij, Leon Košavic, Jodie Devos , Raffaella Milanesi, Julien Véronèse, Alexise Yerna, Julie Mossay, Enrico Casari, Patrick Delcour
Number of performances : 
5
Dates : 
Fri, 06/04/2018 to Sat, 14/04/2018

Last performance at the Opera : October 2011.

A mad day is heralded at the home of Count Almaviva and his wife. Their valet Figaro is going to marry their servant Suzanne. Seduced by the pretty maid, the Count decides to exercise, before the wedding, his ‘master’s privilege’. As the young Cherubino discovers the first commotions of love, Figaro prepares a plan in order to show his master how ridiculous these practices of a bygone age are

 


 
THE MAD DAY

Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) is the first collaboration between Mozart and the librettist Da Ponte and, since 1786, has occupied a central position in the history of opera. The perfect harmony between the two men would be reproduced twice thereafter with Don Giovanni and Cosi fan tutte (Thus Do They All). The perfect union between text and music is conducive to the theatrical, leaving no respite for the spectators. In keeping with the comic opera genre, the Count’s setbacks provoke roars of laughter, the emotions of the adolescent Cherubino are touching and the final message, beyond denouncing the practices of the Ancien Régime, lends itself to reconciliation, a wholesome humanist message! If the Emperor Joseph II accepted what seemed to be a warning to the aristocracy at the dawn of the French Revolution, it was because Mozart skilfully concealed such political remarks underneath a hilarious comedy. The beauty of its arias and ensembles, the extraordinary orchestral score and the perfect dramatic balance show the musician at the very summit of his art.

This new production by the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège takes us back to one of the greatest masterpieces of musical history.


 

CURTAIN-RAISERS (for all)
All opera performances are preceded by an introduction to the show that is open to all. The appointment is set 30 minutes before the performance in the company of a lecturer for a presentation that is pertinent to the work.