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Le Nozze di Figaro, Mozarts timeless opera buffa, is one of the greatest of all operatic masterpieces. It is based on Beaumarchais comedy Le Marriage de Figaro and tells the tale of the servant Figaro, who is about to marry the maid Susanna. Count Almaviva, keeping an eye on Susanna himself, tries to prevent this marriage with the help of Bortolo, the doctor, but is continually thwarted.
This exquisite production by Peter Hall, Director of the National Theatre, features a host of renowned opera singers lead by Kiri Te Kanawa as the Countess, the role that made her an international superstar. Knut Skrams charming and likeable take on the character of Figaro works very well with Cotrubas gentle Susanna. Also noteworthy is the outstanding Frederica von Stade, elebrated for her performance in the trouser role of Cherubino.
From the Glyndebourne Festical Opera 1973.
Picture Format: 4:3 Subtitles: I, D, F, GB, SP
Sound Format: PCM Stereo
Mozart is the most sophisticated composer, and Kiri te Kanavwa is ireplacablePublished 1 month ago by katarina PAntic
did not watch all opera 2nd time since sub titles could not be accessed. Have waited a long time to purchase this opera but am very disappointed--so much so I think I threw it... Read morePublished 17 months ago by robbie
Pritchard conducts this with too fast tempo, with a rote like, march like beat. Even in the slower parts, the pacing is too march like, with little flexibility. Read morePublished on July 7, 2013 by dana m
We really enjoed this presentation. As a novice opera student I will use this as a study tool. Thank youPublished on December 20, 2012 by Jan Moser
It is a torture of watching and listening this movie. How can the audio quality be so bad? Even so I completed watching the 3 hour opera because the music is so great. Read morePublished on December 20, 2012 by Purple Tang
While I am a frequent critic of the vulgarity and excess of some modern productions, this one is perfect example of the silliness of some of the past, and perhaps it is productions... Read morePublished on July 24, 2012 by Anna Shlimovich
You won't find a better "Nozze di Figaro". Any quibbling about the sound and video quality must be tempered by the fact that techonlogy has advanced exponentially since the 1970s. Read morePublished on April 6, 2012 by J. Carter Joseph
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