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Podcast: Le nozze di Figaro

Explore Mozart's humorous opera The Marriage of Figaro

A guide to Glyndebourne’s signature opera, Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, with music from the live recording of our 1962 production. Presenter Peggy Reynolds explores the historical context of the opera, the politics behind its humour, and Mozart’s sublime music of rage and forgiveness. With contributions from Conductor Jane Glover, General Director of Glyndebourne David Pickard, Head of Music at Royal Holloway, University of London, Julian Johnson and Dr John Leigh of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge – a specialist in 18th Century French thought and literature.

Available on iTunes

Producer: Mair Bosworth for Festival 2013
(Musical extracts from the 1962 Glyndebourne recording of Le nozze di Figaro)

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