The Marriage of Figaro

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The Marriage of Figaro


The Marriage of Figaro

Release Date: January 01, 1975

Year    :   1975
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Genres    :   Comedy, Music
Production Companies    :   Deutsche Grammophon, Unitel Classics, Universal Pictures
Director    :   Jean-Pierre Ponnelle
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Lorenzo da Ponte, Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
RunTime    :   181 mins.

Mozart's Marriage of Figaro is a comedy whose dark undertones explore the blurred boundaries between dying feudalism and emerging Enlightenment. Herman Prey's Figaro is admirably sung in a firm baritone and aptly characterized. So too, is his antagonist, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau as the Count perpetually frustrated by the scheming wiles of Figaro and Susanna, here the perky Mirella Freni, who sings and acts like a dream. The Countess is creamy-voiced Kiri Te Kanawa, and the Cherubino, Maria Ewing, looks just like the horny, teenaged page she's supposed to be. The all-star leads are complemented by worthy supporting singers, the Vienna Philharmonic at the top of its form, and the experienced Mozartian, Karl Böhm conducting a stylishly fleet performance.

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