Has anyone ever heard of Le Nozze di Figaro? No? How about The Marriage of Figaro? No? Yes? The Marriage of Figaro/ Le Nozze di Figaro is a comic opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Johnathon Miller's 1998 production of Le Nozze di Figaro returned to the Met this season. The 11/29/12 performance of Le Nozze di Figaro had been cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy. They still have a performance on 12/10/12, 12/13/12, and 12/17/12.
|Gerald Finley, Maija Kovaleska, and Mojca Erdmann as Count Almaviva, Countess Almaviva, and Susanna.|
By the time Wolfgang Amdeus Mozart reached adulthood, the fortepiano was the most popular instrument. Mr. Rutenburg also explained that whenever the Met tried to usse a grand piano in its huge concert hall the sound ended up being petty and puny.
The stunning cast included Ildar Abrazakov as the cunning Figaro; Mojca Erdmann as his even more cunning bride, Susanna; Maija Kovalevska as the suffering Countess Almaviva; Gerald Finley as her unfaithful husband, Count Almaviva; and Chrisyine Schafer as the pageboy, Cherubino.