Salzburg Festival 2023: Le nozze di Figaro


Le nozze di Figaro is Lorenzo Da Ponte’s and Mozart‘s first of their three jointly created operas about attempts at interpersonal relationships: a turbulent comedy with erotic entanglements, which was not a harmless comedy even in Mozart’s day. Director Martin Kušej moves the drama of love and jealousy to a mafia-like urban milieu where conflicts are fought out with pistols. Young French conductor Raphaël Pichon, “original sound expert” (Der Tagesspiegel) and for the first time on the podium of the Wiener Philharmoniker, leads a young ensemble of singers around clan boss Almaviva (“vocally flawlessly brilliant: Andrè Schuen”, Hamburger Abendblatt). “Kušej’s staging is musical, Pichon’s conducting theatrical; the two work together to a degree that is far more rare than it should be. Every detail has been carefully thought through, and the symbiosis is breathtaking.” (Financial Times)

Additional Info

  • No: A04050344
  • Composer: W. A. Mozart
  • Conductor: Raphaël Pichon
  • Orchestra: Wiener Philharmoniker
  • Artists: Andrè Schuen, Adriana González, Sabine Devieilhe, Krzysztof Bączyk, Lea Desandre, Kristina Hammarström, Rafał Pawnuk, Wiener Staatsopernchor
  • Production year: 2023
  • Run time: 02:58:00
  • Director: Stage Director: Martin Kušej
  • Producers: Servus TV, Camera lucida, UNITEL,, Mezzo, France TV, Wiener Philharmoniker, Salzburg Festival
  • Format: 4K
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