This new, excitingly original production of Mozart's most popular opera was the sensation of the 2006 Salzburg festival.
“What young director Claus Guth has made of Figaro - with Harnoncourt's active collaboration - is genius… The stellar cast performed with power and precision… This Figaro is as dangerous as the midday sun in one's eyes” (Le Monde).
“A triumph for Mozart… Netrebko's golden radiance and dark velvet are ideal” (Salzburger Nachrichten). “Shatterting, unforgettable” (The Guardian).
Bloomberg echoed the positive accolades: “This Marriage of Figaro should go down in history as departing director Peter Ruzicka's greatest Salzburg achievement . . . four hours of perfection.”
Figaro ILDEBRANDO D'ARCANGELO
Count Almaviva BO SKOVHUS
Countess Almaviva DOROTHEA RÖSCHMANN
Susanna ANNA NETREBKO
Cherubino CHRISTINE SCHÄFER
Marcellina MARIE MCLAUGHLIN
Bartolo FRANZ-JOSEF SELIG
Basilio PATRICK HENCKENS
Barbarina EVA LIEBAU
Antonio FLORIAN BÖSCH
Don Curzio OLIVER RINGELHAHN
Cherubim ULI KIRSCH
Wiener Philharmoniker · Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Staged by Claus Guth
Directed by Brian Large
From the House for Mozart, Salzburg Festival 2006