From 25. September 2022

The Marriage of Figaro

Opera buffa in four Acts by Wolfgang Amadé Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte
based on the comedy LA FOLLE JOURNÉE OU LE MARIAGE DI FIGARO by Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais

- In Italian with German Surtitles -

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After COSÍ FAN TUTTE and DON GIOVANNI, this production of LE NOZZE DI FIGARO is the third example of the collaboration between Wolfgang Amadé Mozart and his most eminent librettist, Lorenzo da Ponte, in Oper Bonn’s repertoire.

Beaumarchais’ comedy THE MAD DAY, or THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, written in 1778, had been banned for performances in Vienna in its 1785 German translation by Johann Rautenstrauch. It is all the more surprising that Lorenzo da Ponte received permission directly from Emperor Joseph II to adapt it into a libretto for the opera stage of the imperial court theatre. Even the machinations by fellow librettist Giambattista Casti were unable to reverse this decision from the highest authority: On 1 May 1786, Mozart’s FIGARO premiered at the Burgtheater, laying the foundations for an almost peerless collaboration between two artists of this rank.

The authors eschewed trappings and ornamentation that may have had significance for the comedy, concentrating on its essential and generally relatable plotlines which helped the work to achieve its unique standing. From a contemporary perspective, it is still interesting to see how the creators managed to leave the politically explosive force of the material largely unaltered.

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Cast

Conte Almaviva  Giorgos Kanaris
Contessa Almaviva  Anna Princeva (Termine)
Anne-Fleur Werner (Termine)
Susanna  Lada Bočková (Termine)
Marie Heeschen (Termine)
Cherubino  Charlotte Quadt
Marcellina  Ingrid Bartz
Basilio / Don Curzio  Johannes Mertes
Bartolo  Martin Tzonev
Antonio  Boris Beletskiy
Barbarina  Ava Gesell
Due Donne  Jeannette Katzer (Termine)
Tiina Sahrio (Termine)
Hammerklavier  Pauli Jämsä
Chor  Chor des Theater Bonn
Orchester  Beethoven Orchester Bonn
Musikalische Leitung  Daniel Johannes Mayr (Termine)
Dirk Kaftan (Termine)
Inszenierung  Aron Stiehl
Licht  Max Karbe
Dramaturgie  Tilmann Böttcher
Choreografie  bo komplex
Choreinstudierung  Marco Medved
Szenische Leitung der Wiederaufnahme  Barbara Schröder
Regieassistenz und Abendspielleitung  Maximilian Reisinger
Studienleitung  Pauli Jämsä
Bühnenbildassistenz  Ansgar Baradoy
Kostümassistenz  Dieter Hauber
Inspizienz  Karsten Sandleben
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