Le nozze di Figaro
Sun, 05. July 2020, 18:00
Commedia per musica in four acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
In a villa by the sea in a summer resort, where Figaro is on holiday, emotions run high, old grudges are settled, and intrigues spun. At the end of this »great day«, however, there is forgiveness. Once again, love triumphs and everyone is happy – the Count and Countess, Figaro and Susanna, Bartolo and Marcellina, and even Cherubino, who had hitherto stirred everything up.
Mozart was particularly interested in music theatre, opera seria and opera buffa. The trilogy of »Da Ponte operas«, written in the mid- to late 1780s based on texts by the eponymous Italian librettist, has achieved fame for a good reason. »Figaro«, which was already a success during Mozart’s lifetime, has become a prime example of a »musical comedy« – admired by many, and a favourite among directors, conductors, singers and audiences. Hardly any other composer has succeeded like Mozart in revealing the finest, most spiritual emotions of his characters through music, and rendering them with such immediacy and precision. Jürgen Flimm’s production brings Mozart’s comedic masterpiece to life by giving the figures space to express their inner worlds, articulate their desires and inclinations, and sharpen and resolve conflicts – all in a relaxed atmosphere by the sea.
approx. 3:25 hrs including one interval