A tragicomic opera as only Mozart can write, with unexpected twists and playful misunderstandings.
The glorious collaboration between composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte began with Le nozze di Figaro. The story starts with an apparently simple desire – Susanna and Figaro want to get married – and soon degenerates into an intrigue comedy that takes us, in one crazy day, through doors, out a window, to the army, through a courtroom and into the garden. The count appears to have designs on Susanna; The countess misses the count; Marcellina demands Figaro; Bartolo is out for revenge; Cherubino actually wants all women; Antonio is attached to his carnations and something drives Don Basilio. Can you still follow? If not, no worries: Tom Goossens is the ideal director to unravel all those threads once and for all with comic precision. And among all those complications, Mozart knows how to stack up the musical highlights like no other, this time interpreted by audience favourites such as Eleanor Lyons, Kartal Karagedik and Anna Pennisi.
3 hours 30 min, incl. 1 intermission
Free introduction 45 minutes before the start of the performance.
Free talk directly after the performance on Sunday 13 Jun (Ghent) and Sunday 4 Jul (Antwerp).
Italian with Dutch and English surtitles