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    Le Nozze di Figaro

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    In this new Marriage of Figaro, Jérémie Rhorer revisits this composer and US film director James Gray makes his first foray into opera

    Les Noces de Figaro
    Les Noces de Figaro © Vincent Pontet
    Les Noces de Figaro
    Les Noces de Figaro © Vincent Pontet
    Les Noces de Figaro
    Les Noces de Figaro © Vincent Pontet

    Jérémie Rhorer direction
    James Gray staging 
    Santo Loquasto design 
    Glysleïn Lefever choreography
    Christian Lacroix costumes
    Bertrand Couderc light

    Anna Aglatova Suzanna
    Robert Gleadow Figaro
    Stéphane Degout Il Conte Almaviva
    Vannina Santoni La Contessa Almaviva
    Eléonore Pancrazi Cherubino
    Carlo Lepore Bartolo
    Jennifer Larmore Marcelina
    Florie Valiquette Barberina
    Mathias Vidal Basilio
    Matthieu Lécroart Antonio
    Rodolphe Briand Curzio

    Le Cercle de l’Harmonie
    Unikanti direction Gaël Darchen

    Approximate running time
    1st part: 1h40 - Intermission: 25mn - 2nd part: 1h20

    Sung in Italian, with French and English subtitles 

    Thursday, December 5: Le Nozze di Figaro cancelled
    Some of the permanent staff and intermittents decided to join the social movement of Thursday, December 5, exercising their right to strike. Consequently, the performance of Le Nozze di Figaro can not take place.
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    It is impossible to tire of performing or listening to The Marriage of Figaro as the genius of Mozart and Da Ponte leaps out from every page of the score. In Figaro, five characters are torn between love and duty, although Susanna appears to be less affected by the dilemma afflicting Figaro, the Count, the Countess, and Cherubino. The work is propelled by this portrait of love and social conventions, but also, and most particularly in this case, by the virtuosity of Mozart’s vocal score in recitative, arias and ensembles alike. Mozart is unique and universal in equal measure and offers us a masterly lesson in recitare – the Italian term for “acting”.

    After Idomeneo, La Clemenza di Tito, Cosi fan tutte and Don Giovanni, this is the fifth opus by Mozart conducted by Jérémie Rhorer on avenue Montaigne at the helm of his Le Cercle de L’Harmonie ensemble, with an enticing cast: the Susanna-Figaro pairing of Anna Aglatova and Robert Gleadow, Stéphane Degout’s aristocratic Count and Vannina Santoni’s first Parisian outing as the Countess, not forgetting Eléonore Pancrazi as Cherubino and the splendid Jennifer Larmore as Marcelina. From a Silver Lion award at the Venice Film Festival in 1994 for his debut film Little Odessa, right through to his recent work The Lost City of Z, American director James Gray has made a profound impact on film in the United States over the last twenty years with his ambitious and highly personal approach to writing and to directing actors. His filmography – including The Yard, Two Lovers, We Own the Night and The Immigrant – is characterised by a romantic style and a marked taste for sweeping panoramas, and social and family chronicles. A passionate devotee of operatic literature, this Figaro will be his first foray into opera directing..

    Coproduction Théâtre des Champs-Elysées / Los Angeles Opera /
    Opéra National de Lorraine / Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg / Opéra de Lausanne
    En partenariat avec et France Inter
    France Musique broadcasts this opera on 28 December 8pm
    Cet opéra fait l'objet d'une captation télévisuelle réalisée par Louise Narboni, produite par Heliox Films et KG Productions pour France Télévisions, en coproduction avec le Théâtre des Champs-Elysées.
    Broadcast Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 10.30pm on France 5
    Broadcast in MK2 Bibliothèque, MK2 Odéon St-Germain & MK2 Quai de Loire cinema on Friday 6 December 8pm