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Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)

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OpernhausFalkenstrasse 1, Zürich, 8008, Switzerland
Dates/times in Zurich time zone
Zurich Opera
Ottavio DantoneConductor
Sven-Eric BechtolfDirector
Rolf GlittenbergSet Designer
Marianne GlittenbergCostume Designer
Audun IversenBaritoneCount Almaviva
John ChestBaritoneCount Almaviva2019 Jul 06
Golda SchultzSopranoCountess Almaviva
Alexander MiminoshviliBass-baritoneFigaro
Regula MühlemannSopranoSusanna
Samantha HankeyMezzo-sopranoCherubino
Michael HauensteinBassDoctor Bartolo
Liliana NikiteanuMezzo-sopranoMarcellina
Martin ZyssetTenorDon Basilio
Leonardo SánchezTenorDon Curzio
Valeriy MurgaBaritoneAntonio
Yulia ZasimovaSopranoBarbarina
Philharmonia Zürich

It should really be the most wonderful day in Figaro and Susanna’s lives – after all, it is their wedding day. But their employer, Count Almaviva, who is also in love with Susanna, does everything in his power to delay the marriage ceremony. Figaro is ready to fight, but all his intrigues come to nothing. In the end, it is Susanna and the Countess who jointly take matters in hand. However, they too fall prey to confusing emotions in the dangerous game with the power of Eros. The sense of relief is intense on all sides when order is restored – at least apparently – at the end of this unbelievable day.

In this revival production, the Countess will be sung by the South African soprano Golda Schultz, who celebrated a great success as Sophie at last year’s Salzburg Festival. Her jealous husband will be sung by Audun Iversen, who has already appeared in Zurich as Albert in Massenet’s Werther. The Swiss soprano Regula Mühlemann will make her début in the role of Susanna, and the Russian baritone Alexander Miminoshvili will return to Zurich Opera House as her restless fiancé, Figaro. Ottavio Dantone, a welcome guest in Zurich and one of the world’s most important conductors in the baroque and classical repertoire, will be at the rostrum.

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