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Nozze di Figaro 2015Budapest Festival Orchestra

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It's a while since Figaro was seen at the Edinburgh International Festival, and that single performance was an Usher Hall concert linked to one of Sir Charles Mackerras's recordings with the SCO.

This offering, at the same venue, rather than in a theatre, was described as a 'staged concert performance', which really does sound to be falling between two stools. However most of the singers listed are superb, internationally renowned artists, especially the three performers of Figaro and the Almavivas. Andrew Shore and Marie McLaughlin made welcome return visits. The Susanna, a late replacement for Ekaterina Siurina, was coming back to Edinburgh for the first time since she sang Papagena in the memorable performances of The Magic Flute conducted by Claudio Abbado a decade ago.

Granted the quality of the cast, this was a most enjoyable, if hybrid, reading of what many see as the greatest opera ever created.

Performance Cast

Figaro the Count's valet

Hanno Müller-Brachmann

Susanna the Countess's maid

Sylvia Schwartz

Cherubino the Count's page

Rachel Frenkel

Count Almaviva

Markus Werba

Bartolo a doctor, the Countess's former guardian

Andrew Shore

Marcellina Bartolo's housekeeper

Marie McLaughlin

Don Basilio a priest and music master

Rodolphe Briand

Countess Almaviva

Miah Persson

Antonio a gardener, Susanna's uncle

Filippo Fontana

Don Curzio a lawyer

Rodolphe Briand

Barbarina daugher of Antonio

Norma Nahoun

First Peasant Girl

Nóra Csádi

Second Peasant Girl

Zita Patak

Performance DatesNozze di Figaro 2015

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Festival Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

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