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Mozart - The Marriage of Figaro (Acts 1 and 2)

BBC Proms, 2012 Season, Prom 60 Episode 1 of 2

Duration:
4 hours
First broadcast:
Tuesday 28 August 2012

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Suzy Klein

Glyndebourne Festival Opera comes to the Proms with its new production of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, with Vito Priante as Figaro, Lydia Teuscher as Susanna, Sally Matthews as the Countess, and Audun Iversen as the Count. When Count Almaviva takes an over-eager interest in his cunning manservant's wife-to-be, he sets off an elaborate train of events and finds himself thwarted many times. But after a day of madness and a night of confusion, everything ends more or less happily.

Since its inception, opera at Glyndebourne has been almost synonymous with Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro was the first work to be performed there, in May 1934. Servants outwit their master again in this latest production, new for 2012, which confirms a recent preference for period instruments.

Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro - Acts I & II

Figaro ..... Vito Priante (bass)
Susanna ..... Lydia Teuscher (soprano)
Countess ..... Sally Matthews (soprano)
Count ..... Audun Iversen (baritone)
Bartolo ..... Andrew Shore (bass)
Marcellina ..... Ann Murray (soprano)
Cherubino ..... Isabel Leonard (soprano)
Don Basilio ..... Alan Oke (tenor)
Antonio ..... Nicholas Folwell (bass)
Don Curzio ..... Colin Judson (tenor)
Barbarina ..... Sarah Shafer (soprano)
Glyndebourne Festival Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Robin Ticciati (conductor).

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