DVD + Blu-Ray:
Mozart : Le nozze di Figaro

A historical production by Jean-Louis Martinoty, these "Nozze di Figaro" recorded in Paris and conducted by René Jacobs are now also available on Blu-ray!

  • BAC217 BAC517 MOZART : LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (DVD & BLU-RAY) © Bel Air Classiques

  • BAC217 BAC517 MOZART : LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (DVD & BLU-RAY) © Alvaro Yañez

  • BAC217 BAC517 MOZART : LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (DVD & BLU-RAY) © Alvaro Yañez

Recorded at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in June 2004, these "Nozze di Figaro" were unanimously acclaimed by public and critics alike as a Mozart opera landmark.

Director Jean-Louis Martinoty brings an elegantly intelligent narrative sense to an interpretation in which the protagonists, against a backdrop of magnificent canvases of 18th-century inspiration, are dressed by Sylvie de Segonzac in a palette in which every shade is perfect. Hans Schavernoch’s set suggests an elitist society that is coming apart at the seams.

René Jacobs’s conducting of Concerto Köln is meticulous and perfectly balanced, offering a ravishing use of tonal colour and orchestral dynamics.

A veteran Almaviva, the excellent Pitero Spagnoli plays opposite Annette Dasch’s beauteous Countess. As Figaro and Susanna, Luca Pisaroni and Rosemary Joshua are a truly sparkling couple, while mezzo Angelika Kirchschlager embodies the most divinely troubling of Cherubino.

The exceptional quality of this production, and the great success encountered by its first edition on DVD, inevitably led to the remastering in high-definition of this program, now and for the first time also available on Blu-ray.

Genre Opera
Recording location Théâtre des Champs-Élysées (Paris)
Recording date 2004
Duration 182 min.
Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra / Band Concerto Köln
Conductor René Jacobs
Stage Director Jean-Louis Martinoty
Soloist Luca Pisaroni
Soloist Pietro Spagnoli
Soloist Annette Dasch
Soloist Rosemary Joshua
Soloist Angelika Kirchschlager
Distribution DVD Naxos Distribution
Director Pierre Barré