AROP evening — Opera

Le nozze di Figaro

21 Jan. 2022

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  • 3h45 with 1 intermission
  • Première
  • Palais Garnier
  • Cocktail attire

Le nozze di Figaro

Les Noces de Figaro - Netia Jones

  • Libretto

    Lorenzo Da Ponte

  • Music

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  • Director

    Netia Jones

  • Set design

    Netia Jones

  • Costume design

    Netia Jones

  • Video

    Netia Jones

  • Lighting

    Lucy Carter

  • Choreography

    Sophie Laplane

  • Directoc collaboration

    Glen Sheppard

  • Dramaturgy

    Solène Souriau

  • Video collaborator

    Ian Winters & Lightmap

  • Chorus master

    Alessandro Di Stefano

The Marriage of Figaro is one of the repertoire’s most iconic works. Brahms spoke of it as a “miracle” and the Countess’s lament remains one of the most heart-rending musical pages of all time. By taking up Beaumarchais’ comedy, which had caused a scandal to shake Parisian society, Mozart and Da Ponte’s success was secured. The play had even been banned by Joseph II in 1785 at Theatre of Vienna. Did it shine too much light on the contradictions of an already faltering regime, ready to collapse with the French Revolution? Netia Jones’ new production retains the very essence of Beaumarchais’ play as she humorously yet mischievously explores human relationships in a universe that confuses reality and fiction to the point of asking, like the Count: “Are we playing in a comedy?”

Orchestra and Chorus of the Opéra national de Paris

With the support of Aline Foriel-Destezet
"The Marriage of Figaro" is being filmed by Andy Sommer in a co-production by the Paris Opera and Bel Air media, with the participation of France Télévisions, the support of the CNC and the Orange Foundation, sponsor of the Paris Opera's audiovisual broadcasts.

This production will be broadcast live on Culturebox on 3 February 2022 at 7.30pm and also, with the participation of Fra cinéma, in UGC cinemas, as part of their "Viva l'opéra!" season, in CGR cinemas and in independent cinemas in France and throughout the world. It will later be broadcast on a channel of France Télévisions.

Le nozze di Figaro

Les Noces de Figaro - Netia Jones

  • Il conte di Almaviva

    Peter Mattei

  • La contessa di Almaviva

    Maria Bengtsson

  • Susanna

    Anna El-Khashem

  • Figaro

    Luca Pisaroni

  • Cherubino

    Lea Desandre

  • Chloé Briot

  • Marcellina

    Dorothea Röschmann

  • Bartolo

    James Creswell

  • Don Basilio

    Michael Colvin

  • Don Curzio

    Christophe Mortagne

  • Barbarina

    Kseniia Proshina

  • Antonio

    Marc Labonnette

  • Due Donne

    Andrea Cueva Molnar

  • Ilanah Lobel-Torres

  • 19:30

    First part

  • 21:05

    Intermission cocktail

  • 21:40

    Second part

  • 23:15

    End of the performance


  • Montre de l'Opéra National de Paris

  • Mécène des Noces de Figaro