LE NOZZE DI FIGARO

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756 — 1791)

Théâtre de l'Archevêché
30 June
2 5 7 9 12 14 16 July
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 BURTHEATER OF VIENNA
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
Il Conte di Almaviva
Gyula Orendt
La Contessa Almaviva
Jacquelyn Wagner
Susanna
Julie Fuchs*
Figaro
Andrè Schuen
Cherubino
Lea Desandre*
Marcellina
Monica Bacelli
Il Dottor Bartolo
Maurizio Muraro
Don Basilio / Don Curzio
Emiliano Gonzalez Toro*
Barbarina
Elisabeth Boudreault
Antonio
Leonardo Galeazzi
Chorus
Chœur du Cnrr de Marseille
Orchestra
Balthasar Neumann Ensemble
*former artists of the Académie

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

… 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.

Wednesday 30 June 2021
9:30pm
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Friday 2 July 2021
9:30pm
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Monday 5 July 2021
9:30pm
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Wednesday 7 July 2021
9:30pm
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Friday 9 July 2021
9:30pm
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Monday 12 July 2021
9:30pm
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Wednesday 14 July 2021
9:30pm
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Friday 16 July 2021
9:30pm
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Tickets €30, €55, €80, €120, €160, €200, €290
Tarif jeunes €9
Family Opera tariff
Performance available with ticket packages and Prestige offer

3h10 with one interval

Sung in Italian with French and English surtitles