From the Royal Opera House
Broadcast in HD on our 46' Screen
Revolution is in the air in David McVicar's wonderfully illuminating production of Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro from the Royal Opera House. Mozart's music makes this one of the finest jewels in the opera repertory, with a wealth of famous melodies that start from the familiar first notes of the energetic Overture. The all-star cast includes Erwin Schrott as Figaro, Dorothea Röschmann as the Countess, Gerald Finley as the Almaviva, and Miah Persson as Susanna. The Guardian raves Erwin Schrott, "handsome of presence and gorgeous of tone, is a star."
Life on an estate in the late 1820s reveals with truth and no little wit all the tensions between master and servants, with the symptoms of Europe's social upheaval never far away. Count Almaviva's attempts to bed his manservant Figaro's fiancé Susanna are repeatedly thwarted by those around him, including this own wife, the Countess. In such enlightened times if the Count wishes to dance, then Figaro will make sure it is to his tune and not the other way around.