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Figaro - well worth waiting for,
This review is from: Mozart: Le Nozze Di Figaro [DVD]  (DVD)
This 2 DVD set was recorded live at the Salzburg Festival, Summer 2006. The stage set is minimal - an empty landing and a huge staircase but this is all that is necessary for such an outstanding cast to shine out. The main artists are Ildebrando D'Archangelo as Figaro, Anna Netrebko as Susanna, Bo Skovhus as the nervy Count Almavira, Dorothea Röschmann as the Countess and Christine Sch„fer as Cherubino. Uli Kirsch in a non-vocal part as the Cherub demonstrates much athletic prowess. All the voices are superb and the acting is excellent.
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under Conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt is excellent. The cello and harpsichord continuo is discreet and beautifully played.
Sung in Italian, there are subtitles in Italian, English, German, French, Spanish and Chinese. There is also an interview with members of the cast. Total playing time is 202 minutes. An excellent production, well worth waiting for.