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Of course, being the sixth most performed opera worldwide, it's hardly difficult to catch a glimpse of Le Nozze di Figaro in the current cultural climate. However, we implore you to be sure to see this particular production by Sir David McVicar. First staged in 2006, McVicar’s politically-minded take cheekily transports the story’s events to France, in the years shortly before the Second French Revolution. In doing so, McVicar foregrounds the upstairs downstairs dynamic of the opera in a particularly brazen way, shedding an interesting new light on the class tensions of Pierre de Beaumarchais’ original text. Tanya McCallin’s set is also particularly noteworthy: it's spectacular enough to dazzle in its own right but without ever over-busying the larger ensemble scenes.
Ivor Bolton, one of the most in-demand British baton-wavers, leads the orchestra. As the chief of the Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg, he is an acknowledged expert when it comes to conducting the great Austrian. The Uruguayan bass Erwin Schrott returns to the lead role of Figaro after dazzling in productions in both London and New York; his powerful manner of singing positions his character as a forceful follower of his own will. Rising star Anita Hartig and the impeccably clear Stéphane Degout star as Susanna and the Count.
|What||Le Nozze di Figaro, Royal Opera House|
|Where||Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Covent Garden (underground)|
15 Sep 15 – 14 Oct 15, 7:00 PM – 10:25 PM
|Website||Click here to book via the Royal Opera House|