Stephen Medcalf's superb production of Le Nozze di Figaro at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera opened on the 60th anniversary of the first performance at Glyndebourne, inaugurating the new opera house.
Mozart's comedy presents a scenario whose society overcomes its differences - social, sexual, generational - through the exercise of the humane values of mutual understanding, respect and forgiveness.
Sung in Italian, subtitles available in English, French, Spanish, Japanese. Dolby Digital Stereo, 5.1 Dolby Surround.
“Bernard Haitink simply delivered a superbly conducted performance from the London Philharmonics with the full-bodied orchestra sound.” - Mostly Opera
"In this Glyndebourne performance of Mozart's comic masterpiece she (Renée Fleming) is brilliant throughout, her voice utterly disarming in its
creamy tones and soaring beauty. You wish her role could somehow be
expanded, considering the fact the Countess does not appear until the Second Act. Her opening number, Porgi amor qualche ristoro, is so beautifully sung
it is hard to imagine it performed better." - Robert Cummings, Classical.net
Gerald Finley Alison Hagley Renee Fleming Andreas Schmidt
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The London PhilharmonicConductor Bernard Haitink
Director: Stephen MedcalfDesigner: John GunterLighting Designer: Pat Collins
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