Le Nozze di Figaro

Opera. Our new Artistic Director for Opera/Drama, Stephen Langridge, opens the season with Mozart's ever-fresh opera.

One hot, crazy day in Spain..


Premiere 13 September 2014

19 performances up to and including 26 November.
Performed in Italian with Swedish surtitles.


The class conflicts and revolutionary thoughts that permeate this work remain in Andalusia, but in Langridge's interpretation, they have been transposed to the Franco era. George Souglides' brilliant set design allows us to see all of the side-plots interpreted, right out in the open.

Foto: Urban Jörén
Ida Falk WinlandUrban Jörén
Foto: Alexander Kenney
Malin HarteliusAlexander Kenney
Foto: Jim Steere
Jane GloverJim Steere
Markus Schwartz
Markus SchwartzCamilla Simonson

In the glittering cast, among others, is Dutch baritone Thomas Oliemans as the Count. He was recently awarded the prestigious Prix d’Amis 2013 for his interpretation of Papageno. Swedish soprano Malin Hartelius finally joins us as the Countess. She has spent virtually her whole career abroad on the stages of the major opera houses. Anna Grevelius (Cherubino) is also a very rare guest in Sweden after several years of spending her career in other countries such as the UK. Susanna, on the other hand, interpreted by Ida Falk Winland, will be a familiar face to the Gothenburg audience.

Most of the principal roles are taken by two teams, each with its own conductor. So there is every reason to see this production more than once and experience two very different interpretations of Mozart’s masterpiece.

The two teams:

13 Sep-18 Oct31 Oct-26 Nov
ConductorJane GloverPatrik Ringborg
Count AlmavivaTomas Oliemans (except 21 Sep)Åke Zetterström (incl. 21 Sep)
SusannaIda Falk WinlandSofie Asplund
FigaroMarkus SchwartzDaniel Hällström
CherubinoAnna GreveliusAnn-Kristin Jones

Programme

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September 2014

Listen

Playing: Act 2, "Voi Signor, Che Giusto Siete"

Recorded 1982 with Sir Georg Solti (cond.), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Lucia Popp, Samuel Ramey, Thomas Allen, Kurt Moll & London Philharmonic Orchestra. Copyright 1982 The Decca Record Company Ltd.

Information

Opera buffa in four acts by WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791). Libretto by LORENZO DA PONTE based on the play by Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais.

  • Genre: Opera buffa
  • Season: 2014/2015
  • premiere: 13 Sep 2014
  • Last show: 26 Nov 2014
  • Location:

    Main Stage.

  • Length: 3 hours and 45 minutes including 1 interval.

Team

Conductor   Jane Glover
   Patrik Ringborg
Direction   Stephen Langridge
Set and Costume Design   George Souglides
Lighting Design   Wolfgang Göbbel
Choreography   Dan O’Neill

Ensemble

Count Almaviva   Thomas Oliemans
   Åke Zetterström
Countess Almaviva    Malin Hartelius
Susanna   Ida Falk Winland
   Sofie Asplund
Figaro   Markus Schwartz
   Daniel Hällström
Cherubino   Anna Grevelius
   Ann-Kristin Jones
Marcellina   Carolina Sandgren
Bartolo   Mats Almgren
Basilio/Don Curzio    Håkan Starkenberg
Antonio    Peter Loguin
The Göteborg Opera Chorus
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