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ICMA 2019 for “Le nozze di Figaro”

Author: Accentus Music

The star-studded production of the Staatsoper Berlin released on DVD and Blu-ray in October 2018 receives the award as best video performance.

  • Figaro ICMA 19 | Copyright: © Accentus Music

    Figaro ICMA 19 © Accentus Music

  • Le nozze di Figaro | Copyright: © Clärchen Baus

    Le nozze di Figaro © Clärchen Baus

  • Le nozze di Figaro | Copyright: © Hermann und Clärchen Baus

    Le nozze di Figaro © Hermann und Clärchen Baus

The jury of the International Classical Music Awards 2019 has selected the DVD and Blu-ray release of this production as “Best Video Performance”. Its star-studded cast was directed by Jürgen Flimm, who characterises the opera as follows: “Figaro is by far the best work ever devised for the stage; it combines everything that moves the human heart and mind – forlorn hope, pleasantry, satire, profound significance, also much ado about nothing and vain amours.”

Statement of the ICMA jury: “With Jürgen Flimm’s inventive and lively staging in Almaviva’s summer residence, as well as an excellent cast, this is an outstanding performance of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, consistently conveying a very fresh and delightful humour. Despite rather measured speeds, Gustavo Dudamel’s inspired conducting carries all the sparkle of the music.”

The International Classical Music Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday, 10 May 2019, at the KKL Lucerne.

W. A. Mozart
Le nozze di Figaro

Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, Count Almaviva
Dorothea Röschmann, Countess Almaviva
Anna Prohaska, Susanna
Lauri Vasar, Figaro
Marianne Crebassa, Cherubino

Gustavo Dudamel, musical direction
Jürgen Flimm & Bettina Hartmann, stage direction
Magdalena Gut, set design
Ursula Kudrna, costume design
Olaf Freese, light design
Detlef Giese, dramaturgy

Staatskapelle Berlin
Staatsopernchor Berlin

EAN DVD: 4260234831689
EAN BD: 4260234831696

Available worldwide.

Production Company Accentus Music
Co-Production Company WDR/Arte
Director of Photography Nyika Jancsó
Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra / Band Staatskapelle Berlin
Conductor Gustavo Dudamel
Soloist Ildebrando D'Arcangelo, Dorothea Röschmann, Lauri Vasar, Anna Prohaska, Marianne Crebassa
Stage Director Jürgen Flimm, with Beate Hartmann

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