'Grandage's production is full of wonderful touches and... fluent timing'
'...this is a Figaro of rare grace, naturalness and charm... Pure joy.'
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.
Cast and 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
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