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Le Nozze di Figaro (Blu-ray) – Fleming, Finley

Item# 10057395


Le Nozze di Figaro (Blu-ray) – Fleming, Finley
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
DVD Release Date: April 30, 2013
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Director: Stephen Medcalf
Artists:
Renée Fleming
Gerald Finley
Andreas Schmidt
Alison Hagle
Orchestra: London Philharmonic
Label: Kultur Video
Language: Italian
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Region: All Regions
Run Time: 190 minutes

Stephen Medcalf's superb production of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro for the Glyndebourne Festival Opera was chosen to reopen their refurbished opera house in May 1994, and stars Gerald Finley, Alison Hagle, Renée Fleming, and Andreas Schmidt.
 

Le Nozze di Figaro
A profoundly humane comedy, Le Nozze di Figaro is a remarkable marriage of Mozart’s music at the height of his genius and one of the best librettos ever set. World premiere: Burgtheater, Vienna, 1786. Met premiere: January 31, 1894.
 
Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)

Setting
Seville, the setting of Figaro and its prequel, The Barber of Seville, was famous in Mozart’s time as a place filled with hot-blooded young men and exotically beautiful women sequestered behind latticed windows, or “jalousies” (which gave us our English word “jealousy”).

Met History
Le Nozze di Figaro established itself in the Met repertoire with the 1940 revival starring Ezio Pinza in the title role. The quintessential ensemble opera, it has seen memorable appearances by some of the world’s greatest singers.

 

 

 

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