LE NOZZE DI FIGARO / WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (CONCERT VERSION) – ONLINE

5 December 2020, Saturday
Time 19:00
YouTube channel of the Polish Royal Opera



EVENT ONLINE

FREE ONLINE EVENT. CONCERT VERSION

Retransmission on the Youtube channel of the Polsh Royal Opera. The recording will be available until 19:00 on Tuesday, the 8th of December 2020.

The production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) at the Polish Royal Opera enjoys continuous popularity. This masterpiece which, for over two hundred years, has been present in opera houses all over the world, still delights with its perfection of form and lightness of musical passages.

The opera’s libretto was written by Lorenzo da Ponte, based on Pierre Augustine Beaumarchais’ comedy Le marriage de Figaro, ou La folle journée. Although the idea for adapting this particular play came from Mozart himself, it was Da Ponte who rose to the challenge and delivered the brilliantly written script to which Mozart, in turn, created a musical masterpiece. In fact, the opera’s libretto is an effective combination of a captivating and dynamic plot with a series of comical intrigues. Also deserving of special attention is the diversity of human characters, which Mozart so perfectly portrayed through his music. The characters’ dilemmas and joys are brought to life in signature arias and numerous ensembles, while the duets and trios liven up the scenes, their musical substance only proving the composer’s sensitivity to the changeability and depth of human emotions.

The words and sounds, together with other means of stage expression, come together in the perfect combination in Le nozze di Figaro. Its musical and dramatic genius, along with the universal message and situational humour has made this four-act opera buffa the perfect entertainment for generations of music connoisseurs ever since its premiere in 1786.

Marta Dziewanowska-Pachowska

 

FRAGMENTS PERFORMED

Overture
Duettino (Figaro and Susanna): Cinque… dieci… venti…
Recitative Cosa stai misurando…
Duettino (Figaro and Susanna): Se a caso madama…
Recitative: Bravo, signor padrone!
Aria (Figaro): Se vuol ballare,signor contino
Recitative Scellerato,e perche andate
Terzetto (Count, Basilio and Susanna): Cosa sento!
Recitative Via per l’ultima volta la Susanna abbracciate…
Aria (Figaro): Non più andrai…
Recitative Prendi la mia chitarra e l’accompagna
Aria (Cherubino): Voi, che sapete…
Recitative In gabinetto qualche cosa e caduta!
Terzetto (Count, Countess, Susanna): Susanna or via sortite
Finale Voi signor,che giusto siete…
Duet (Count, Susanna): Crudel, perchè finora…
Recitative Carissima!
Recitative and Aria (Count): Hai già vinta la causa…,Vedrò, mentre io sospiro
Recitative Oh Dio, è egli!…
Sextet: Riconosci in questo amplesso…
Recitative and Aria (Countess): E Susanna non vien!… Dove sono i bei momenti
Recitative Cosa mi narri…
Duettino (Countess and Susanna): Sull’aria…
Recitative and Aria (Susanna): Giunse alfin il momento… Deh vieni, non tardar…
Finale Gente, gente, all’armi, all’armi

 

CREATIVE CONCEPT ANDRZEJ KLIMCZAK
COSTUME DESIGNER, PROPERTIES DESIGNER MARLENA SKONECZKO

CAST

COUNT   WITOLD ŻOŁĄDKIEWICZ
COUNTESS ANNA WIERZBICKA
ZUZANNA  MARTA BOBERSKA
FIGARO  GRZEGORZ ŻOŁYNIAK
CHERUBINO    JUSTYNA RECZENIEDI
MARCELINA TATIANA HEMPEL-GIERLACH
BASILIO/CURZIO  LESZEK ŚWIDZIŃSKI
BARTOLO SŁAWOMIR JURCZAK
HARPSICHORD DAGMARA DUDZIŃSKA

THE ORCHESTRA OF THE POLISH ROYAL OPERA

CONDUCTOR DAWID RUNTZ