The National Theatre

The Marriage of Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro)

Female view of the forms and transformations of love, infidelity and jealousy.

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Thursday

11/11/2021


7:00 PM


The Estates Theatre

Praha 1


250 - 1290 CZK

Tuesday

11/16/2021


7:00 PM


The Estates Theatre

Praha 1


250 - 1290 CZK

Thursday

11/25/2021


7:00 PM


The Estates Theatre

Praha 1


250 - 1290 CZK

Description

ABOUT PERFORMANCE

There are few operas with such opulent and intricate action as Le nozze di Figaro. Its nature is aptly rendered by the secondary title of Beaumarchais’s eponymous play:"The Day of Madness". In this opera about jealousy and love, Mozart masterfully portrays a gamut of characters major and minor, headed by the servant and joker Figaro, who together with his fiancée, the chamber-maid Susanna, is able to stand up to the arbitrariness and incorrigible woman-chasing of Count Almaviva.

The world-famous operatic adaptation of Beaumarchais’s “banned” theatre play originated in Vienna in 1786. Mozart chose the theme himself and asked the Italian poet Lorenzo da Ponte to write the libretto. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) is inextricably linked with Prague. Although the opera’s world premiere took place in Vienna, it was only in Prague that it experienced its first real triumph, owing to which the impresario Bondini commissioned from Mozart an opera specially intended for Prague – Don Giovanni.

CAST AND CREATIVE

Cast: Miloš Horák (Figaro), František Zahradníček (Figaro), Roman Janál (Hrabě Almaviva), Jana Šrejma Kačírková (Hraběnka Almaviva) and others.

National Theatre Orchestra
National Theatre Chorus
the National Theatre Opera Ballet

Length 195 minutes
Wheelchair access
Pauza 1x20 minutes
Libretto
Lorenzo da Ponte
Music
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor
Enrico Dovico
Stage director
Magdalena Švecová

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