Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

You think planning a wedding is complicated? Try doing it while your boss, the local count, is putting the moves on your fiancé. Meanwhile, an old flame shows up holding a ratty contract for a personal loan, trying to force your hand in marriage. Bad dream? This is Figaro’s world.

It’s no wonder that this setting of the middle work in the Beaumarchais trilogy is filled with plenty of action scenes and cross-dressing in all its Shakespeare-like glory.

Placido Domingo conducts a Los Angeles Opera cast that includes the young Canadian baritone Daniel Okulitch in the title role, Marlis Petersen as Susanna, Martina Serafin as a Champagne-swilling Countess and Renata Pokupic as Cherubino.

CAST:

Figaro - Daniel Okulitch
Susanna - Marlis Petersen
Count Almaviva - Bo Skovhus
Countess Almaviva - Martina Serafin
Cherubino - Renata Pokupić
Marcellina - Ronnita Nicole Miller
Doctor Bartolo - Alessandro Guerzoni
Don Basilio - Christopher Gillett
Antonio - Philip Cokorinos
Barbarina - Valentina Fleer

CONDUCTOR: Placido Domingo
STAGE DIRECTOR: Ian Judge
LA OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS
CHORUS MASTER: Grant Gershon

Comments [1]

larry eisenberg from nyc

Okulitch's voice and what sounds!
With squillo it truly abounds,
Mozart's fine Figaro
Comes grandly aglow,
His genius truly confounds!

Jul. 30 2011 03:57 PM

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