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Le Nozze di Figaro

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

In this new Marriage of Figaro, Jérémie Rhorer revisits this composer and US film director James Gray makes his first foray into opera

Les Noces de Figaro
Les Noces de Figaro © Vincent Pontet
Les Noces de Figaro
Les Noces de Figaro © Vincent Pontet
Les Noces de Figaro
Les Noces de Figaro © Vincent Pontet


Jérémie Rhorer direction
James Gray staging 
Santo Loquasto design 
Glysleïn Lefever choreography
Christian Lacroix costumes
Bertrand Couderc light

Anna Aglatova Suzanna
Robert Gleadow Figaro
Stéphane Degout Il Conte Almaviva
Vannina Santoni La Contessa Almaviva
Eléonore Pancrazi Cherubino
Carlo Lepore Bartolo
Jennifer Larmore Marcelina
Florie Valiquette Barberina
Mathias Vidal Basilio
Matthieu Lécroart Antonio
Rodolphe Briand Curzio

Le Cercle de l’Harmonie
Unikanti direction Gaël Darchen

Approximate running time
1st part: 1h40 - Intermission: 25mn - 2nd part: 1h20

Sung in Italian, with French and English subtitles 

Thursday, December 5: Le Nozze di Figaro cancelled
Some of the permanent staff and intermittents decided to join the social movement of Thursday, December 5, exercising their right to strike. Consequently, the performance of Le Nozze di Figaro can not take place.
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It is impossible to tire of performing or listening to The Marriage of Figaro as the genius of Mozart and Da Ponte leaps out from every page of the score. In Figaro, five characters are torn between love and duty, although Susanna appears to be less affected by the dilemma afflicting Figaro, the Count, the Countess, and Cherubino. The work is propelled by this portrait of love and social conventions, but also, and most particularly in this case, by the virtuosity of Mozart’s vocal score in recitative, arias and ensembles alike. Mozart is unique and universal in equal measure and offers us a masterly lesson in recitare – the Italian term for “acting”.

After Idomeneo, La Clemenza di Tito, Cosi fan tutte and Don Giovanni, this is the fifth opus by Mozart conducted by Jérémie Rhorer on avenue Montaigne at the helm of his Le Cercle de L’Harmonie ensemble, with an enticing cast: the Susanna-Figaro pairing of Anna Aglatova and Robert Gleadow, Stéphane Degout’s aristocratic Count and Vannina Santoni’s first Parisian outing as the Countess, not forgetting Eléonore Pancrazi as Cherubino and the splendid Jennifer Larmore as Marcelina. From a Silver Lion award at the Venice Film Festival in 1994 for his debut film Little Odessa, right through to his recent work The Lost City of Z, American director James Gray has made a profound impact on film in the United States over the last twenty years with his ambitious and highly personal approach to writing and to directing actors. His filmography – including The Yard, Two Lovers, We Own the Night and The Immigrant – is characterised by a romantic style and a marked taste for sweeping panoramas, and social and family chronicles. A passionate devotee of operatic literature, this Figaro will be his first foray into opera directing..

Coproduction Théâtre des Champs-Elysées / Los Angeles Opera /
Opéra National de Lorraine / Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg / Opéra de Lausanne
En partenariat avec et France Inter
France Musique broadcasts this opera on 28 December 8pm
Cet opéra fait l'objet d'une captation télévisuelle réalisée par Louise Narboni, produite par Heliox Films et KG Productions pour France Télévisions, en coproduction avec le Théâtre des Champs-Elysées.
Broadcast Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 10.30pm on France 5
Broadcast in MK2 Bibliothèque, MK2 Odéon St-Germain & MK2 Quai de Loire cinema on Friday 6 December 8pm


Les Noces de Figaro Mozart

Les Noces de Figaro Mozart

Les Noces de Figaro Jérémie Rhorer

Les Noces de Figaro Mozart

Eléonore Pancrazi Les Noces de Figaro, Mozart

Les Noces de Figaro James Gray, Jérémie Rhorer

Vannina Santoni Les Noces de Figaro, Mozart


Coulisses des Noces de Figaro

More about the show... Backstage pictures, music with Jérémie Rhorer, meet the artists