Barenboim conducts Le nozze di Figaro
Le nozze die Figaro alone would be enough to guarantee Mozart's position as one of the great opera composers of all time. In the work, the composer revolutionized the art of characterization and the balance between pathos and humour, and – in such moments as the Act 2 finale – demonstrated jaw-dropping invention and formal ambition. In this performance from the Staatsoper in Berlin, Daniel Barenboim brings nearly half a century's experience as a conductor of Mozart's operas to the work, while Vincent Huguet's staging tells the story as a colorful 21st-century comedy. The ensemble cast is headed by sopranos Elsa Dreisig and Nadine Sierra as the Countess and Susanna, with Emily D'Angelo as Cherubino.
- Emily D'Angelo (Mezzo-Soprano), Elsa Dreisig (Soprano), Riccardo Fassi (Bass), Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor), Katharina Kammerloher (Mezzo-Soprano), Liubov Medvedeva (Soprano), Maurizio Muraro (Bass), Gyula Orendt (Baritone), David Oštrek (Bass-Baritone), Stephan Rügamer (Tenor), Nadine Sierra (Soprano)
- Chor der Staatsoper Berlin, Staatskapelle Berlin
- Daniel Barenboim