Opéra de Paris

The Marriage Of Figaro

In Cinemas 26, 27 & 30 Mar 2022
Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris
Adam Palka (Figaro), Ying Fang (Susanna), Peter Mattei (Il Conte di Almaviva), Maria Bengtsson (La Contessa di Almaviva), Lea Desandre (Cherbuino)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Netia Jones
Set Design
Netia Jones
Approx. 3h40 incl. interval
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles
Captured live from Palais Garnier, Paris, 3 Feb 2022
Official Event Listing

Opera buffa in four acts (1786)

New Production! Mozart and Da Ponte’s joyous take on Beaumarchais’ comedic play is one of the repertoire’s most iconic works. Brahms spoke of it as a “miracle” and the Countess’s lament remains one of the most heart-rending musical pages of all time.

For her debut Paris staging, British director, designer and video artist Netia Jones humorously yet mischievously explores human relationships in a universe that confuses reality and fiction to the point of asking, like the Count: “Are we playing in a comedy?”.

The terrific cast is led by Adam Palka as the clever Figaro, set on outmanoeuvring his master, the Count (Peter Mattei). Ying Fang sings Susanna - the object of the Count’s affection and Figaro’s bride-to-be - and Maria Bengtsson is the Countess, desperate to regain her husband’s love by any means necessary. Paris Opera Music Director Gustavo Dudamel conducts.

Please note programme change: the previously billed Ildebrando D'Arcangelo withdrew from this production, replaced by Polish bass Adam Palka (updated 5/11/21).

Opéra de Paris

Opéra de Paris is one of the world's greatest opera and ballet companies. Founded more than three centuries ago by Louis XIV, it now holds performances in two theatres, the Palais Garnier (1875) and the Opéra Bastille (1989). The company’s mission is to preserve and develop our operatic and ballet heritage and it gives more than 350 performances per year. Great composers such as Rameau, Gluck, Rossini, Verdi, Wagner, Gounod, Massenet, Poulenc and Messiaen all gave the first performances of their works here.

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