Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Director Michael Grandage
Conductor Robin Ticciati
Cast Vito Priante, Lydia Teuscher, Audun Iverson, Sally Matthews, Isabel Leonard
The Glyndebourne Chorus
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Le nozze di Figaro is the quintessential Glyndebourne opera- first performed in 1934 and in 1994 when the opera house re-opened.
Perhaps no opera is closely and affectionately associated with a single house as Le nozze di Figaro is with Glyndebourne. Effortlessly witty yet shot through with pain and sadness, this deeply ambivalent life in the day of masters and servants as they scheme and outwit one another was Glyndebourne's opening production in 1934. Michael Grandage's staging is the seventh, set in a louche Sixties ambience. Marshalled by the ideal pacing of Robin Ticciati, a youthful cast of principals has no weak link and looks gorgeous (The Sunday Times) in a production that continues Glyndebourne's rewarding history of engagement with Mozart's and da Ponte's day of madness. ‘This is a Figaro of rare grace, naturalness and charm’, said The Daily Telegraph, and for The Sunday Times it was a production that ‘affirms Mozart’s most beloved masterpiece as both of its time and perennially modern, Grandage oiling the comic mechanisms of Lorenzo Da Ponte’s libretto with a master technician’s hands.’