Concert will begin at 14:00 hours GMT
Mozart 'Le nozze di Figaro' with D'Arcangelo, Kurzak, Meachem, Sorensen and Bonitatibus from London
Mozart 'Le nozze di Figaro' is an opera buffa (comic opera) in four acts with an Italian libretto written by Lorenzo Da Ponte. The Marriage of Figaro continues the plot of The Barber of Seville several years later, and recounts a single 'day of madness' (la folle journée) in the palace of Count Almaviva near Seville, Spain. Rosina is now the Countess; Dr. Bartolo is seeking revenge against Figaro for thwarting his plans to marry Rosina himself; and Count Almaviva has degenerated from the romantic youth of Barber into a scheming, bullying, skirt-chasing baritone. Performers:
Figaro: Ildebrando D' Arcangelo.
Susanna: Aleksandra Kurzak.
Bartolo: Carlo Lepore.
Marcellina: Ann Murray.
Cherubino: Anna Bonitatibus.
Count Almaviva: Lucas Meachem.
Basilio: Bonaventura Bottone.
Antonio: Jeremy White.
Don Curzio: Harry Nicoll.
Barbarina: Susana Gaspar.
Countess Almaviva: Rachel Willis Sorensen.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Conductor: Antonio Pappano.
Recorded in 2012.