'Grandage's production is full of wonderful touches and... fluent timing'

Evening Standard

'...this is a Figaro of rare grace, naturalness and charm... Pure joy.'

Daily Telegraph
  • Details

    Glyndebourne’s highly-acclaimed 2012 production of Le nozze di Figaro will be shown in selected cinemas this autumn.

    It truly is ‘a mad day’ at Count Almaviva’s estate just outside Seville as plots and promises are made and broken, hopes are raised and dashed, and disguises are donned and exposed, all to the strains of some of Mozarts most sparkling and sublime music. This fresh take on a Mozart classic radiates 60s style.

    Mozart based this evergreen comedy, his first full-scale collaboration with the great librettist Lorenzo da Ponte, on ‘La folle journée ou le mariage de Figaro’ (‘A Mad Day’, or ‘Figaro’s Wedding’). It is set in an upstairs-downstairs world populated by servants who aren’t servile and the masters they outsmart.

    Sung in Italian with English subtitles.


    Related links



    Le nozze di Figaro interactive guide
    Explore how the composer, performers, directors and designers all come together in this interactive guide.



    Le nozze di Figaro photo gallery
    Images from the Festival 2012 production.

  • Cast and creative team

    Creative team

    Conductor Robin Ticciati
    Director Michael Grandage
    Designer Christopher Oram
    Lighting Designer Paule Constable

    The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
    The Glyndebourne Chorus


    Cast

    Countess Almaviva Sally Matthews
    Figaro Vito Priante
    Count Almaviva Audun Iversen
    Susanna Lydia Teuscher
    Cherubino Isabel Leonard
    Marcellina Ann Murray
    Bartolo Andrew Shore
    Barbarina Sarah Shafer
    Don Curzio Colin Judson
    Don Basilio Alan Oke
    Antonio Nicholas Folwell