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Author Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791.
Uniform Title Nozze di Figaro
Title Le nozze di Figaro [electronic resource] / by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Published Waldron, England : Opus Arte, c2008.
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Description 1 online resource (202 min.).
Note Opera buffa in 4 acts; libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte, after Beaumarchais.
Extra features: Cast gallery, illustrated synopsis; mini documentary containing interviews with David McVicar, Antonio Pappano and principal members of the cast.
Program notes and synopsis in English, French, and German.
Summary Preparing for their wedding, the valet Figaro learns from the maid Susanna that their philandering employer, Count Almaviva, has designs on her. In her boudoir, the Countess laments her husband's waning love but plots to chasten him, encouraged by Figaro and Susanna. Susanna leads the Count on with promises of a rendezvous in the garden. Alone later that day, Susanna rhapsodizes on her love for Figaro, but he, overhearing, thinks she means the Count. Almaviva chases Cherubino away and sends his wife, who he thinks is Susanna, to an arbor, to which he follows. By now Figaro understands the joke and, joining the fun, makes exaggerated love to Susanna in her Countess disguise. The Count returns, seeing, or so he thinks, Figaro with his wife. Outraged, he calls everyone to witness his judgment, but now the real Countess appears and reveals the ruse. Grasping the truth at last, the Count begs her pardon.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2009. (Opera in video). Available via World Wide Web.
Language Sung in Italian; subtitles in English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian.
Subject Operas.
Genre Internet videos.
Related Names Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791.
Beaumarchais, Pierre Augustin Caron de, 1732-1799. Mariage de Figaro.
Da Ponte, Lorenzo, 1749-1838.
Schrott, Erwin.
Persson, Miah.
Finley, Gerald, 1960-
Röschmann, Dorothea.
Shaham, Rinat.
Veira, Jonathan.
Araya, Graciela.
Langridge, Philip, 1939-2010.
Pappano, Antonio, 1959-
McVicar, David.
McCallin, Tanya.
Constable, Paule.
Haswell, Jonathan.
Royal Opera House (London, England)
Opus Arte (Firm)
Related Titles Opera in video.
Collection Title Alexander Street Press
Standard # 809478009900
Publisher # OA 0990 D Opus Arte