Mozart Double Bill: Le nozze di Figaro and La clemenza di Tito
Donald Macleod presents Le Nozze di Figaro, K492, with the Chicago Lyric Opera conducted by Andrew Davis, and La Clemenza di Tito, K621, conducted by Rene Jacobs.
Le Nozze di Figaro, K492
When Count Almaviva decides to exercise his droit de seigneur and sample the delights of Figaro's bride-to-be, Susanna, he sets off a train of events which do not make his life any easier.
Figaro ..... Kyle Ketelsen
Susanna ..... Danielle de Niese
Countess ..... Anne Schwanewilms
Count ..... Mariusz Kwiecien
Cherubino ..... Joyce DiDonato
Marcellina ..... Lauren Curnow
Bartolo ..... Andrea Silvestrelli
Basilio ..... Keith Jameson
Antonio ..... Philip Kraus
Barbarina ..... Angela Mannino
Curzio ..... David Portillo
Chicago Lyric Opera Chorus and Orchestra
Conducted by Andrew Davis
La Clemenza di Tito, K621
Based on the life of the Roman Emperor Titus, the work was commissioned to celebrate the coronation of Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor as King of Bohemia, in September 1791. At the core of the opera is Vitellia's plot to assassinate Titus, but there is also unrequited love, a great deal of intrigue, and some heart-stopping reversals of fortune along the way. In this acclaimed recording, Rene Jacobs conducts an all-star cast.
Tito ..... Mark Padmore
Vitellia ..... Alexandrina Pendatchanska
Sesto ..... Bernarda Fink
Annio ..... Marie-Claude Chappuis
Servilia ..... Sunhae Im
Publio ..... Sergio Foresti
RIAS Kammerchor, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, conductor René Jacobs.