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Le nozze di Figaro, K492 (The Marriage of Figaro)
Gerald Finley (Bass-Baritone), Miah Persson (Soprano), Dorothea Röschmann (Soprano), Erwin Schrott (Bass-Baritone), Philip Langridge (Tenor), Rinat Shaham (Mezzo-Soprano), Graciela Araya (Mezzo-Soprano), Jonathan Veira (Baritone), Jeremy White (Bass)
Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
David McVicar (Σκηνοθέτης)
Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London on 10th, 13th and 17th February 2006.
David McVicar’s spellbinding production of Le nozze di Figaro is set in 1830s post-revolution France, where the inexorable unravelling of an old order has produced acute feelings of loss. In the relationship between Finley’s suave, dashingly self-absorbed Count and Röschmann’s passionately dignified Countess, which lies at the tragic heart of the opera, the sexy ease between a feisty Figaro (Erwin Schrott) and a sassy Susanna (Miah Persson) is starkly absent, the tenacious spark between Marcellina (Graciela Araya) and Bartolo (Jonathan Veira) suggesting what might be rekindled. The production is superbly complemented by the beauty of Paule Constable’s lighting and Tanya McCallin’s evocative sets. Antonio Pappano conducts (and accompanies the recitatives) with invigorating wit and emotional depth.