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Figaro on a double-sided DVD.,
This review is from: Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) -- Glyndebourne [DVD]   (DVD)
Many things combine to make this an ideal production to enjoy in the home. There are enough shots of the newly-enlarged opera house at Glyndebourne to remind us that we are at an actual performance. The camera work, however, gets us closer than is possible in any theatre; indeed, during the Countess's first aria we are lying beside her in the bed. Amongst the principals, it is Figaro (Gerald Finley) and Susanna (Alison Begley) who dominate, and rightly so. With subtitles provided and every note of Mozart's score included, we might well conclude that this is the most entertaining of all operas.