Fabio Luisi Conducts 'Le Nozze di Figaro'

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Isabel Leonard and Anita Hartig star in the Met's 'Le Nozze di Figaro.' (Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)

Tune in at 1 pm Saturday as Fabio Luisi conducts Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro live from the Metropolitan Opera, featuring Mikhail Petrenko in the title role. Anita Hartig plays his cunning wife-to-be, Suzanna, and Amanda Majeski is the melancholy Countess, troubled by her husband's philandering ways.

Baritone Luca Pisaroni takes on the role of the womanizing Count, who has eyes for Suzanna, and mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard has been earning raves as Cherubino, the page with raging hormones.

Mary Jo Heath will host the broadcast of Richard Eyre's 2014 production.

Cast:

Countess Almaviva: Amanda Majeski
Susanna: Anita Hartig
Cherubino: Isabel Leonard
Count Almaviva: Luca Pisaroni
Figaro: Mikhail Petrenko

Conductor: Fabio Luisi

Comments [3]

Larry Eisenberg from New York City

A Mozart/Da Ponte true joy
Where both their geniuses employ,
The melodies pour,
What's not to adore?
Plus Isobel Leonard's the Boy.

Mar. 26 2016 01:18 PM
Concetta Nardone from Nassau

I watched the telecast and enjoyed it very much despite the update. Very fine sets and outfits. Also particularly enjoyed Ildar as Figaro. I thought he was a hoot.

Mar. 26 2016 07:20 AM

Why does the description of the opera use Suzanna while the cast list uses Susanna? To-may-to, to mah-to? What's in a name?

DD~~

Mar. 26 2016 01:15 AM

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