Le nozze di Figaro

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mozart's brilliant contribution to opera buffa directed by Lluís Pasqual against a 1930s backcloth

Seville, Spain. Figaro, the barber, is preparing for his wedding to Susanna but Bartolo wants him to marry Marcellina, his housekeeper. Count Almaviva makes advances to Susanna but she and Rosina, the Countess, devise a scheme to arouse the Count's jealousy. Meanwhile young Cherubino longs to discover what love is all about...

Based on the second part of Beaumarchais' trilogy about Figaro, which began with Le barbier de Séville, this masterpiece of opera buffa features wonderful music and attains great dramatic depth. It was the first brilliant achievement of the Mozart-Da Ponte tandem.

A revival of the much applauded show by Lluís Pasqual, set in the 1930s, which makes great demands on the actors and puts the spotlight on the amorous intrigues of the plot.

Le nozze di Figaro

Opera buffa in four acts. Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. World premiere: 01/05/1786, Burgtheater, Vienna. First staged in Barcelona: 02/02/1916, Liceu. Last Liceu performance: 03/02/2012. Total Liceu performances: 90.

Artistic profile

Director musical
Josep Pons
Stage director
Lluís Pasqual
Stage director
Leo Castaldi
Director assistant and choreography
Montse Colomé
Set designer
Paco Azorín
Costume designer
Franca Squarciapino
Costume designer assistant
Francescca Petrocco
Lighting designer
Albert Faura
Lighting designer assistant
David Bofarull
Coproduction
Gran Teatre del Liceu and Welsh National Opera (Cardiff)
Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Liceu Opera Barcelona
Director of the Chorus
Conxita Garcia
Acknowledgments
Hausson and Manel Barceló

Cast

Count AlmavivaGyula Orendt
Countess AlmavivaAnett Fritsch*
SusannaMojca Erdmann7th,12th,14th,16th,19th November
Elena Copons10th,20th November
FigaroKyle Ketelsen
CherubinoAnna Bonitatibus7th,12th,14th,16th,19th November
Gemma Coma-Alabert10th,20th November
MarcellinaMaria Riccarda Wesseling
BartoloValeriano Lanchas
BasilioJosé Manuel Zapata
Don CurzioVicenç Esteve Madrid
BarbarinaRocío Martínez
AntonioRoberto Accurso

Debut Liceu

* Anett Fritsch replaces Olga Mykytenko due to illness.

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November 2016

7Monday20:00Turn HFee 5
10Thursday20:00Turn EFee 4
12Saturday18:00Turn FFee 4
14Monday20:00Turn GFee 5
16Wednesday20:00Turn BFee 4
19Saturday20:00Turn CADFee 4
20Sunday17:00Turn TFee 5

First acte 48m
Second act 49m
Interval 30m
Third act 42m
Fourth act 35m

Durada total aproximada 3h 35m