A historical production by Jean-Louis Martinoty, these "Nozze di Figaro" recorded in Paris and conducted by René Jacobs, first issued on DVD, are now available on DVD & Blu-ray ! Check out on Amazon : http://geni.us/XsZL Learn more on website : http://geni.us/oHgnn Subscribe to BelAir Classiques : http://bit.ly/2g1aCPA Follow on Facebook : http://bit.ly/BelAirFacebook Follow on Twitter : http://bit.ly/TwitterBelAir Follow on Instagram : http://bit.ly/InstaBelAir Recorded at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in June 2004, these Nozze di Figaro were unanimously acclaimed by public and critics alike as a Mozart opera landmark. Director Jean-Louis Martinoty brings an elegantly intelligent narrative sense to an interpretation in which the protagonists, against a backdrop of magnificent canvases of 18th-century inspiration, are dressed by Sylvie de Segonzac in a palette in which every shade is perfect. Hans Schavernoch’s set suggests an elitist society that is coming apart at the seams. René Jacobs’s conducting of Concerto Köln is meticulous and perfectly balanced, offering a ravishing use of tonal colour and orchestral dynamics. A veteran Almaviva, the excellent Pitero Spagnoli plays opposite Annette Dasch’s beauteous Countess. As Figaro and Susanna, Luca Pisaroni and Rosemary Joshua are a truly sparkling couple, while mezzo Angelika Kirchschlager embodies the most divinely troubling of Cherubino. The exceptional quality of this production, and the great success encountered by its first edition on DVD, inevitably led to the remastering in high-definition of this program, now and for the first time also available on Blu-ray. ******************************************************************* Opera in four acts Music : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Libretto : Lorenzo Da Ponte Il Conte : Pietro Spagnoli La Contessa : Annette Dasch Susanna : Rosemary Joshua Figaro : Luca Pisaroni Cherubino : Angelika Kirchschlager Marcellina : Sophie Pondjiclis Antonio : Alessandro Svab Bartolo : Antonio Abete Don Basilio : Enrico Facini Barbarina : Pauline Courtin Don Curzio : Serge Goubioud Concerto Köln Conductor : René Jacobs Chorus of the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées Stage direction : Jean-Louis Martinoty Chorus master : Irene Kudela

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