Available on 09.07.2021
Friday 9 July 2021
Opera

Le Nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Conductor Thomas Hengelbrock — Stage director Lotte de Beer

Recording Date
9 July 2021
Languages
Performance in Italian subtitled in French, English, German, Spanish, Polish and Italian
Filmed by
Camera Lucida
Video available for replay until
31.07.2021
Photo credits
Jean-Louis Fernandez
OPERA BUFFA IN FOUR ACTS
LIBRETTO BY LORENZO DA PONTE INSPIRED BY BEAUMARCHAIS’S COMEDY, LE MARIAGE DE FIGARO
FIRST PERFORMED THE 1ST OF MAY 1786 AT THE BURGTHEATER OF VIENNA

NEW PRODUCTION OF THE FESTIVAL D’AIX-EN-PROVENCE
A COPRODUCTION WITH TEATRO REAL MADRID

— WITH THE SUPPORT OF MADAME ALINE FORIEL-DESTEZET, GRANDE DONATRICE EXCLUSIVE DU THÉÂTRE DE L’ARCHEVÊCHÉ

Conductor
Thomas Hengelbrock
Stage Director
Lotte de Beer
Stage Designer
Rae Smith
Costume Designer
Jorine van Beek
Lighting Designer
Alex Brok
Dramaturge
Peter te Nuyl
Assistant to the Set Designer
Alejandra Gonzalez
Assistant to the Choreographer
Joyce Henderson
Assistant to the Conductor
Iñaki Encina Oyón
Vocal Coach
Alessandro Benigni
Vocal Coach, pianoforte
Andreas Küppers
Assistant to the Stage Director
Frédéric Buhr
Assistant to the Costumes Designer
Elisabeth de Sauverzac
Figaro
Andrè Schuen
Susanna
Julie Fuchs*
Il Conte di Almaviva
Gyula Orendt
La Contessa Almaviva
Jacquelyn Wagner
Cherubino
Lea Desandre*
Marcellina
Monica Bacelli
Il Dottor Bartolo
Maurizio Muraro
Don Basilio / Don Curzio
Emiliano Gonzalez Toro*
Barbarina
Elisabeth Boudreault
Antonio
Leonardo Galeazzi
Extra
Ana-Gabriela Castro, Charly Molle Cousin, Ludovic Coutaud, Mathilde Darcy, Juliette Malala Tardif, Evelise Mendes, Lucie Pedexes, Nathan Roumenov, Jade Saget, Raphaël Sawadogo-Mas, Emilie Yana, Qinyi Zhou
Chorus
Chœur du CNRR de Marseille
Chorus Master
Anne Perissé dit Prechacq
Orchestra
Balthasar Neumann Ensemble
*former artists of the Académie

… such a work is a study in the disguising of eros in human behaviour, as well as a question about society that has been merely asked, and not resolved.

Yves Bonnefoy, « Mozart en son point du monde » (1992)

In The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart embraces all social situations and all ages of life, and delivers a vibrant appeal for the right to love, to be shared by all. But have our views on love and on the relationship between a man and a woman become irreconcilable today? In an inventive and burlesque staging that resonates with contemporary issues, Lotte de Beer depicts sex- and power-based relationships through the perceptions and experiences of the characters. What for some is a tremendous playground is for others a space of relentless struggle. Will the next generation be able to invent a more egalitarian world? Thomas Hengelbrock, who galvanises the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble and the sensational troupe of actors-singers, is the driving force behind this marvellous “training opera,” in which every character learns about life over the course of a single, madcap day.