In David McVicar's spellbinding production of Mozart's classic Le nozze di Figaro the break-down of the relationship between Gerald Finley's suave, dashingly self-absorbed Count and Dorothea Röschmann's passionately dignified Countess lies at the heart of the opera.
The struggle to rekindle their love contrasts tragic-comically with the sexy ease between a feisty Figaro (Erwin Schrott) and a sassy Susanna (Miah Persson) is starkly absent, and the tenacious spark that remains between Marcellina (Graciela Araya) and Bartolo (Jonathan Veira).
Antonio Pappano conducts (and accompanies the recitatives) with invigorating wit and emotional depth, allowing the ensemble to capture the moments of dramatic tension to perfection and engaging fully with the rhythm of an already classic production.
Italian language with English subtitles. All guests attending the screening will receive an 8-page Le nozze di Figaro programme.