Mozart's story of love, deception, seduction and subversion is here set at the end of the swinging 60s in Franco's Spain complete with flares, kaftans and a brief cameo from a 'vintage' (actually electric) red Austin Healy.
Michael Grandage's production was acclaimed when first put on at the 2012 Glyndebourne Festival:
‘This is a Figaro of rare grace, naturalness and charm’, said The Daily Telegraph, and for The Sunday Times it was a production that ‘affirms Mozart’s most beloved masterpiece as both of its time and perennially modern, Grandage oiling the comic mechanisms of Lorenzo Da Ponte’s libretto with a master technician’s hands.’
Le nozze di Figaro (recorded live in 2012) will be in cinemas and online from 8 July 2013.
Find out more: glyndebourne.com/production/le-nozze-di-figaro-0
The DVD and Blu-ray is availble from our shop: glyndebourne.com/shop
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