Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Opera buffa in four acts
Libretto: Lorenzo Da Ponte after Beaumarchais
Il Conte di Almaviva Ludovic Tézier
La Contessa di Almaviva Barbara Frittoli
Susanna Ekaterina Siurina
Figaro Luca Pisaroni
Paris Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Conductor Philippe Jordan
Stage direction Giorgio Strehler
Filmed at the Paris Opera with a cast including the great Mozart figures of our time, Giorgio Strehler’s legendary production is now available for the first time on DVD and Blu-ray.
Any reprise of the Strehler Nozze di Figaro has to be a major event. And in 2010, thirty-seven years after its première, the work met with a fresh triumph at the Opéra Bastille, featuring a new generation of performers: Ludovic Tézier (Count Almaviva), Barbara Frittoli (Countess Almaviva), Ekaterina Siurina (Susanna), Luca Pisaroni (Figaro) et Karine Deshayes (Cherubino).
As musical director Philippe Jordan reveals the Orchestra and Chorus of the Opéra National de Paris at the height of their powers.
And as a bonus: an interview with Humbert Camerlo, who worked for many years with Giorgio Strehler and was the stage director for this reprise.
“Strehler’s Figaro shines again” THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
“Fine Cast Revives Strehler’s Treasured Nozze di Figaro Production” OPERAWARHORSES.COM