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Le nozze di Figaro

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Teatro alla Scala Production

From 23 March to 17 April 2012

Running Time: 3 hours 45 minutes intermissions included

Sung in Italian with electronic libretto in Italian, English

Notes on the performancesOpen 
Come lo sono i moderni mariti, per sistema infedeli, per genio capricciosi e per orgoglio poi tutti gelosi (That’s what husbands are like nowadays, all unfaithful, all capricious, and all made jealous by their pride) (Le Nozze di Figaro – Act II).

The Countess’ clear and disenchanted wisdom marks a new departure even today, guiding us through the folle giornata, or ‘day of madness’, filled with twists and turns, in which a Count attempts to restore the now-abolished feudal right of ius primae noctis. The happiness and innocence of Act 1 are lost forever.

In his La Scala debut, the young Italian Andrea Battistoni conducts Strehler’s legendary production of Le nozze di Figaro, the first of three Mozart operas on a libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte. Among the cast of Mozart greats are Nicola Ulivieri (Figaro), Aleksandra Kurzak (Susanna), and Fabio Capitanucci and Pietro Spagnoli (Il Conte d’Almaviva).

Direction 

Conductor
Andrea Battistoni
Staging
Giorgio Strehler
Staging revival
Marina Bianchi
Sets
Ezio Frigerio
Costumes
Franca Squarciapino

Cast 

Il Conte d'Almaviva
Fabio Capitanucci (23, 25, 28, 30 March; 10 April)
Pietro Spagnoli (12, 14, 17 April)
La Contessa d'Almaviva
Dorothea Röschmann
Susanna
Aleksandra Kurzak
Figaro
Nicola Ulivieri (23, 25, 28, 30 March; 10, 12 April)
Ildar Abdrazakov (14, 17 April)
Cherubino
Katija Dragojevic
Marcellina
Natalia Gavrilan
Bartolo
Maurizio Muraro
Basilio
Carlo Bosi (23, 25, 28, 30 March; 10 April)
Leonardo Cortellazzi (12, 14, 17 April)
Don Curzio
Emanuele Giannino
Barbarina
Pretty Yende
Antonio
Davide Pelissero

We inform you that due to health reasons, Ildebrando D'Arcangelo has withdrawn from the performances of Le nozze di Figaro. The role of Figaro will be sung by Nicola Ulivieri.

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