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Le nozze di Figaro
Thu, 01. Apr 2021, 19:00

Commedia per musica in four acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Even Mozart’s contemporaries regarded his opera »Figaro« as a prime example of a musical comedy. With his librettist Lorenzo da Ponte, Mozart, who adopted Vienna as his city of residence, succeeded in setting new standards with this opera. These are: its irrepressible vitality, its plot reversals at lightning speed, its multiple trials and tribulations – and a score that conveys both profound sensitivity and an animated spirit.

Following »Così fan tutte«, director Vincent Huguet and conductor Daniel Barenboim continue their Mozart/Da Ponte cycle, which they started with the FESTTAGE 2020. Time quickly advances from the period of ’68 into the ’80s, with its special spirit and aesthetics. And you will also encounter many a character from »Così« again, even though they have developed and transformed. The story lines revolving around intimacy and repulsion, love and antipathy are continued and have fresh momentum. Comic elements come into their own as much as meditative passages with the greatly skilled distinction that Mozart’s oeuvre displays at virtually every turn.