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Mozart - Le Nozze di Figaro

4.1 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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Nozze Di Figaro (Le) (2 Dvd)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Rosemary Joshua, Luca Pisaroni, Pietro Spagnoli, Annette Dasch, Angelika Kirchschlager
  • Directors: Jean-Louis Martinoty
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Classical, Color, NTSC
  • Language: Italian
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Bel Air Classiques
  • DVD Release Date: January 16, 2007
  • Run Time: 188 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000K2UHY2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #118,124 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Mozart - Le Nozze di Figaro" on IMDb

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By P. Sutherland on January 6, 2008
Format: DVD
I bought this DVD to see Luca Pisaroni (who was so wonderful as Guglielmo in Cosi Fan Tutte) as Figaro and he was very good. But he was upstaged by Pietro Spagnoli as the Count! What a great job Spagnoli did. I've seen him in two Rossini productions and was not really impressed by him before this. Annette Dasch as the Countess was another pleasant surprise. Her singing was wonderful, but the real jolt for me was that I could believe she was actually Rosina from The Barber of Seville! I've seen six or seven Nozze productions and the Countess is always so pathetic. I wonder, "What happened to the lively Rosina and the funny, love-sick Count of Almaviva?" (Of course, I know there are two different composers and librettists!) Perhaps the director deserves the credit for instilling liveliness in these characters.

Rosemary Joshua as Susanna, Angelika Kirchschlager as Cherubino, and Sophie Pondjiclis as Marcellina were excellent. Marcellina and Bartolo looked way too young for their roles, but they performed them well enough.

I agree with other reviewers that the sets were awful, confusing and distracting. They detracted from the production; thus, my four stars instead of five. And, I don't know if it was just my DVD, but the subtitles appeared out of sync with the singing on the first disc. That's annoying.

Apart from the sets, this is a first class production and Mozart lovers will surely enjoy the music, singing and acting! I recommend it.
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At long last, Bel Air Classiques has released a DVD of the Jun 2004, Theatre des Champs-Elysees (Paris), Rene Jacobs/Concerto Koln performances of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro. Those productions along with the ones in Oct 2001 were a treat to attend and having a DVD of the 2004 event is a dream come true.

Figaro is mostly an orchestra opera, and with Concerto Koln, Mozart and Jacobs have the instrument parfait. Concerto Koln's wind section is sublime. The oboe soli during Dove sono are bewitching. The bassoons are a gift all on their own. The horn section resonant their basso continuo parts and nail their highlighting, for even more musical passion. Meanwhile, the basses and cellos underscore and lift Mozart's work to new heights. Nicolau de Figueiredo's pickup riffs on the pianoforte make delightful appetizers. Jacobs brings this all together with a musicality rarely achieved.

Mora, mora! The man of the match is Il Conte, Pietro Spagnoli. From his entrance just before Cosa sento!, Spagnoli proves there is a singer who can easily hang with the full gusto Concerto Koln. His Act III solo Hai gia vinta (I don't even like that aria) is emotionally charged and sung devastatingly good. Spagnoli's long, alluring climbs near the end of that aria are ooo-la-la! What makes this Il Conte special is his ensemble work. He is there for his mates and leads by example with lovely riffs.
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I remember how exciting this performance was in June 2004. My wife and I went there four times a week. We bought very cheap seats with a half view. The singers were good lookings, especially Susanna (Rosemary Joshua !), Rosina, Contess. If you saw this performance there, I bet you would like to have this DVD. If you are crazy about Figaro, you may want to add this in your collection. Personally I appreciate Bel Air classics greatly. But sometimes in this performance on your television, you may miss Cotrubas, Popp, Kiri Te Kanawa, Janowitz, von Stade... If you want to have one single DVD for Figaro, I would like you to consider about the other choices.
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This is a great Figaro. Rosemary Joshua as Sussana and Annette Dasch as the Countess are OK. Luca Pisaroni and Pietro Spagnoli are great as Figaro and the Count. Angelika Kirschlager is excellent as usual, even if she's too pretty to be a credible boy. But the greatest credit of all goes to Rene Jacobs with the best reading I've heard of the score so far. And what to say of the excelent Concerto Koln.

Special credits to the state of the art sound and picture. It all combines to make it the best of the Figaro DVDs so far. Don't be put away because of the high price, it's definitely worth it.
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OK, let me begin by saying the music here is fantastic and everyone sounds great. But for me opera is not just music. It's theatre. In fact, it's theatre first. This production has a bunch of flaws in staging and look. The set, IMHO is ugly and doesn't work. When are you inside, when outside? When in servant quarters, when in the masters' rooms? They're all the "same" really on this stage. The costumes are just plain weird for some characters, especially the Contessa who apparently runs around the palace with her chemise pulled off her shoulders and a sleeveless gown. Not much better than her [superiorly costumed] servants. Marcellina is young and beautiful [and very French looking for some reason]. The big act where look is the thing is Act IV where mistaken identity and hiding in the shadows are very important. It's brilliantly lit....by which I mean bright not good... for some unknown reason in this production. Many of the complicated stage bits... hiding in chairs, slipping in the room unseen by others, smacking someone and missing and hitting someone else.... throughout the opera are lame and unconvincing. The acting is wooden [especially Figaro]. So even though the music is top notch, the theatre is below average, so I give it only 3 stars. Makes a great album, but only an average DVD.

For a nearly perfect production all round, I vote Ponnelle's version that was televised in the 80's from the Met with Kathleen Battle, Ruggero Raimondi, Thomas Allen and Carol Vaness...as good a cast [musically] as this and in perfect form....and excellent actors all. The staging is flawless [especially the bits], the sets and costumes fantastic. Its only flaw: cutting Marcellina's and Don Basilio's arias in Act IV. Alas, I've never seen this one offered on DVD [and my tape recorded off the TV is wearing out!]
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