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Mulhouse

La Filature
Dates
Sep 18Oct 09, 2018
Prices
6 - 90€
Duration
2h40
Age limit
From 10 years
Info

Coproduction with the Opéra de Rouen - Normandie

Cast

Musical Director Michele Gamba Director, set design and costumes Pierre-Emmanuel Rousseau Lighting Gilles Gentner Chœurs de l'Opéra national du Rhin, Orchestre symphonique de Mulhouse

Artists

The Count Almaviva Ioan Hotea Figaro Leon Kosavic Rosina Marina Viotti Bartolo Carlo Lepore Basilio Leonardo Galeazzi Berta Marta Bauzà Fiorello Igor Mostovoi

Presentation

The opening of the season is going to be festive, appealing to all audiences with this new production of the exhilarating work by Rossini (1792-1868) - one of the most popular in the history of opera. The brilliance with which the Italian composer, then aged twenty-four, adapted Beaumarchais' play is quite extraordinary. The comedy is frenzied and yet structured with a clockmaker's precision and its compelling melodies whip the antics, mischief and tenderness up into a spiral of virtuosity. Everything is designed to irresistibly dazzle the spectators. Stage director Pierre-Emmanuel Rousseau is making his début at the OnR with this opera and intends to paint that magnificent bragger, Figaro, with a certain panache and lustre. Figaro will enjoy serving the blasé nobleman, Count Almaviva, as the Count is thrown into turmoil at the sight of beautiful Rosina, stashed away in a dilapidated Seville palace under the sharp surveillance of a cynical old man... Conductor Michele Gamba, at the head of the Mulhouse Symphony Orchestra, is making his début at the OnR.

In Italian
Overtitled in French, German

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