Alan M Linfield

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Location: Northwood, MX England


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Mozart - Le Nozze Di Figaro [DVD] [2010] <b>DVD</b> ~ David McVicar
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Since other reviewers have commented at length on the musical aspects of this production, I will concentrate here on the staging. Technically it is excellent, but I am rather baffled as to why it was chosen to set this in early 19th century France. This would only make sense if the French Revolution had never occurred! As it is, we see what is essentially still a pre-1789 aristocratic household, amazingly surviving into the 19th century completely unscathed, and with all its attitudes and prejudices of the earlier period intact. Surely by 1830 Count Almaviva's plan to reintroduce the 'droit du seigneur' would have been utterly unthinkable with the noise of the mob and shadow of the… Read more