Le nozze di Figaro

Preparing for their wedding, the valet Figaro learns from the maid Susanna that their philandering employer, Count Almaviva, has designs on her. In her boudoir, the Countess laments her husband's waning love but plots to chasten him, encouraged by Figaro and Susanna. Susanna leads the Count on...

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Main Author: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791.
Corporate Authors: Royal Opera House (London, England)
Opus Arte (Firm)
Other Authors: Da Ponte, Lorenzo, 1749-1838.
Schrott, Erwin.

Persson, Miah.

Finley, Gerald, 1960-

Ro╠łschmann, Dorothea.

Shaham, Rinat.

Veira, Jonathan.

Araya, Graciela.

Langridge, Philip, 1939-2010.

Pappano, Antonio, 1959-

McVicar, David.

McCallin, Tanya.

Constable, Paule.

Haswell, Jonathan.

Beaumarchais, Pierre Augustin Caron de, 1732-1799.
Format: Movie Electronic
Language:Italian
English
French
German
Spanish
Published:Waldron, England : Opus Arte, c2008.
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Main Author:Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791.
Summary:Preparing for their wedding, the valet Figaro learns from the maid Susanna that their philandering employer, Count Almaviva, has designs on her. In her boudoir, the Countess laments her husband's waning love but plots to chasten him, encouraged by Figaro and Susanna. Susanna leads the Count on with promises of a rendezvous in the garden. Alone later that day, Susanna rhapsodizes on her love for Figaro, but he, overhearing, thinks she means the Count. Almaviva chases Cherubino away and sends his wife, who he thinks is Susanna, to an arbor, to which he follows. By now Figaro understands the joke and, joining the fun, makes exaggerated love to Susanna in her Countess disguise. The Count returns, seeing, or so he thinks, Figaro with his wife. Outraged, he calls everyone to witness his judgment, but now the real Countess appears and reveals the ruse. Grasping the truth at last, the Count begs her pardon.
Language Notes:Sung in Italian; subtitles in English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian.
General Notes:Opera buffa in 4 acts; libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte, after Beaumarchais.
Extra features: Cast gallery, illustrated synopsis; mini documentary containing interviews with David McVicar, Antonio Pappano and principal members of the cast.
Program notes and synopsis in English, French, and German.
Physical Description:1 online resource (1 streaming video (202 min.))
Credits:Stage director, David McVicar; set and costume design, Tanya McCallin; lighting, Paule Constable; movement director, Leah Hausman; television director, Jonathan Haswell.
Performer:Erwin Schrott (Figaro) ; Miah Persson (Susanna) ; Gerald Finley (Count Almaviva) ; Dorothea Roschmann (Countess Almaviva) ; Rinat Shaham (Cherubino) ; Jonathan Veira (Dr. Bartolo) ; Graciela Araya (Marcellina) ; Philip Langridge (Don Basilio) ; supporting soloists ; Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House ; Antonio Pappano, conductor.
Production Credits:Stage director, David McVicar; set and costume design, Tanya McCallin; lighting, Paule Constable; movement director, Leah Hausman; television director, Jonathan Haswell.