DVD + Blu-Ray:
Star-studded “Figaro” from Staatsoper Berlin
The must-see production with Dudamel, Prohaska, Röschmann, D’Arcangelo and staged by Jürgen Flimm will be available on DVD and Blu-ray in October!
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Le nozze di Figaro - Staatsoper Berlin © Clärchen Baus
Le nozze di Figaro - Staatsoper Berlin © Matthias Baus
“Nothing is harder to put on stage than lightness. And humor is the sharpest weapon of the desperate. That is why it is an obligation, indeed a must, to enjoy this Figaro by Jürgen Flimm at the Staatsoper to the fullest.“ (ARD Radio)
This production of “Le nozze di Figaro” is directed by Jürgen Flimm, Intendant of the Staatsoper Berlin from 2010 to 2018, who characterizes it 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.”
This production with a star-studded ensemble of soloists was Flimm’s third staging of this musical masterpiece, and this time he places the plot in Count Almaviva‘s summer residence – a place where the count spent his childhood, a place full of memories where time has left its marks. It is in this hot atmosphere of summer that the great day unfolds: holidays, sun, sea, pretty women take a fancy to pretty men and pretty men take a fancy to pretty women. A midsummer night‘s dream full of tangled paths and futile longing where the women pull the strings of intrigue with their gentle hands.
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
DVD: ACC20366 – EAN: 4260234831689
Blu-ray: ACC10366 – EAN: 4260234831696
Production Company Accentus Music GmbH
Co-Production Company WDR/Arte
Executive Producer Paul Smaczny
Producer Lothar Mattner
Stage Director Jürgen Flimm
Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Original title of music work Le nozze di Figaro
Conductor Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra / Band Staatskapelle Berlin
Soloist Anna Prohaska
Soloist Dorothea Röschmann
Soloist Ildebrando D'Arcangelo
Soloist Lauri Vasar
Soloist Marianne Crebassa
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