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Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)

Teatro de la Maestranza: Sala principalPaseo de Cristóbal Colón 22, Seville, Andalusia, 41001, Spain
Dates/times in Madrid time zone
Sunday 11 December 202219:00
Tuesday 13 December 202220:00
Thursday 15 December 202220:00
Saturday 17 December 202220:00
Performers
Teatro de la Maestranza
Corrado RovarisConductor
Emilio SagiDirector
Daniel BiancoSet Designer
Renata SchussheimCostume Designer
Eduardo BravoLighting Designer
Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla
Choir Teatro de la Maestranza
Vittorio PratoBaritoneCount Almaviva
Carmela RemigioSopranoCountess Almaviva
Alessio ArduiniBaritoneFigaro
Natalia LabourdetteSopranoSusanna
Cecilia MolinariMezzo-sopranoCherubino
Ricardo SeguelBassDoctor Bartolo
Amparo NavarroSopranoMarcellina
Juan Antonio SanabriaTenorDon Curzio
Manuel de DiegoTenorDon Basilio
Pablo LópezBassAntonio
Inés Ballesteros BejaranoSopranoBarbarina

Production: Teatro Real (Madrid)

Sevilla, Labyrinth of Passions

The long experienced and brilliant Stage Director Emilio Sagi explains that in his Marriage of Figaro, the location of Sevilla is not a mere decorative background but rather “one more character”. Accordingly, with the theatrical inspiration of a very unique city of opera, Sagi’s production of The marriage of Figaro spreads out a labyrinth of passions, infidelities and social class conflict at the crossroads of the changes in the 18th century to announce a new era. This first collaboration between Mozart and his librettist Da Ponte is a marvel of psychological insight, innovative language and the most beautiful of arias which stay with us forever.

The marriage of Figaro is an ensemble of precise mechanism: an intensely choral artefact that requires an excellent cast. And the Maestranza has just this. A compact international team of singers headed by baritone Alessio Arduini, soprano Natalia Labourdette and baritone Vittorio Prato. Conductor Corrado Rovaris, Musical director of the Philadelphia Opera, leads. In 2019 he enjoyed great success at the Maestranza with his incisive reading of Don Pasquale by Donizetti. All of the above is encased in a production of the ever elegant and crystalline Emilio Sagi, who the Teatro de la Maestranza awaits with expectation, after the impossibility of putting on his longed-for vision of Carmen in 2021. Now, Sagi returns to Sevilla to illuminate one of the Mozart jigsaws which, even with the passing of time, continues to show off new angles.


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