Le nozze di Figaro
Fri, 03. July 2020, 19:00
Commedia per musica in four acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
»Le nozze di Figaro« is directed by Staatsoper’s former artistic director Jürgen Flimm who characterizes it as follows: »Figaro is by far the best work ever devised for the stage; it combines everything that moves the human heart and mind: forlorn hope, pleasantry, satire, profound significance, also much ado about bagatelles and vain amours.«
Flimm is staging this musical masterpiece for the third time, and he locates the plot in Count Almaviva's summer residence – a place where the count spent his childhood, a place full of memories where time has left its marks. It is in this hot atmosphere of summer that the great day unfolds: holidays, sun, sea, pretty women take a fancy to pretty men and pretty men take a fancy to pretty women. A midsummer night's dream full of tangled paths and futile longing where the women pull the strings of intrigue with their gentle hands. In the end everyone awakes from their dream as if nothing had happened, but a lot occurred after all.
approx. 3:25 hrs including one interval