Run-Time: 1 x 180 min.
Directed by Directed for television by Brian Large
Languages: Italian (ORIGINAL)
Format: 16:9 , 16:9
The Marriage of Figaro
Le Nozze di Figaro
A recording from the Theater an der Wien, Vienna 2001
The 1786 première in Vienna's Burgtheater was personally directed by Mozart from his seat at the harpsichord. Its success was enormous at the time. Emperor Josef II had felt obliged to subject the libretto for the première to the censor, but the Vienna public was quite able to read between the lines.
Opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Riccardo Muti
Choir: Vienna State Opera Choir
Cast: Angelika Kirchschlager, Simon Keenlyside, Carlos Alvarez, Tatjana Lisnic, Melanie Diener
Directed by Michael Heltau