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2018, Vienna, Nozze di Figaro

Le Nozze di Figaro


Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Librettist: Lorenzo da Ponte after Beaumarchais
Venue and Dates: Vienna Staatsoper
12, 15 and 18 February 2018

Conductor: Sascha Goetzel
Direction: Jean-Louis Martinoty
Staging: Hans Schavernoch
Costumes: Sylvie de Segonzac
Light: Fabrice Kebour

Conte d’Almaviva: Simon Keenlyside
Contessa d’Almaviva: Olga Bezsmertna
Susanna: Valentina Naforniță
Figaro: Jongmin Park
Cherubino: Rachel Frenkel



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Karl Masek, Der Neue Merker, 12.02.18

(The review includes a photo of Simon)

“…..Simon Keenlyside showed how it (the Mozart style) should be done. Effective acting, even in the face of the constant defeats that he has to take during the piece.  With quite a touch of self irony, he portrays Count Almaviva as an ageing aristocrat still driven by his libido, who has some problems maintaining the nobility of his behaviour. Even after several more dramatic roles, eg in Verdi or as Wozzeck, he (SK) still retains the elegance of the “Kavalier” baritone and gave a lesson in Mozart singing. His recitatives and the aria “Vedro, mentr’io sospiro“ had quality and authority. And he was the only one who never resorted to shouting.…”

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Gudrun February 5, 2018 at 11:54 am

I’ve just found the wonderful “Nozze” from Theater an der Wien, Vienna 2001, on Youtube:

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