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Le nozze di Figaro

Estates Theatre (Stavovské divadlo), Železná, Praha 1 - Staré Město, 110 00

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  • Fri 29. 11. 2019 19.00
  • Tue 10. 12. 2019 19.00
  • Thu 26. 12. 2019 19.00
  • Sun 29. 12. 2019 17.00
  • Fri 24. 1. 2020 19.00
  • Thu 30. 1. 2020 19.00
  • Sun 17. 5. 2020 17.00
  • Fri 29. 5. 2020 19.00

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There is just one still operational theatre in the world at which Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart personally conducted performances of his operas: the Estate Theatre in Prague, on whose stage Mozart’s music has been played ever since 1783, when it presented the opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail.

In the wake of the resounding success with which his Le nozze di Figaro met in Prague three years later, the composer paid his first visit to the city in January 1787 so as to give the world premiere of his Symphony No. 38 in D major and to conduct a production of an opera, which earned the audience’s immense enthusiasm and resulted in his being commissioned to create another opera. Along with Mozart’s inspired music, Beaumarchais’s brilliant play, which served as the basis for Lorenzo da Ponte’s no less fabulous libretto, featuring splendidly portrayed characters, replete with entanglements, disguises and humorous situations, is the reason why Le nozze di Figaro has never ceased to enchant audiences and performers alike.

Magdalena Švecová is the very first woman in the history of the National Theatre to direct a production of Le nozze di Figaro, thus presenting a female view of the forms and transformations of love, infidelity and jealousy, in what will be the 20th staging of the title by the National Theatre Opera.

The opera is staged in Italian original version and Czech and English surtitles are used in the performance.

author: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

musical preparation: Enrico Dovico
conductor: Enrico Dovico/Zbyněk Müller
stage director: Magdalena Švecová
sets: Andrej Ďurík
costumes: Kateřina Štefková
dramaturgy: Beno Blachut
chorus master: Martin Buchta

cast: Miloš Horák/Jan Šťáva/František Zahradníček, Jiří Hájek/Roman Janál/Adam Plachetka, Marie Fajtová/Alžběta Poláčková/Jana Šrejma Kačírková, Yukiko Kinjo/Kateřina Kněžíková/Jana Sibera ...

running time: 3 h 15 min (one intermission)

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