Le Nozze di Figaro


Le Nozze di Figaro

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)

From 14/12/1999 in Antwerp - from 08/01/2000 in Ghent

  • Guy  Joosten
  • Lyne Fortin
  • Mireille Capelle
  • Piet Vansichen
  • Musical direction: Massimo Zanetti
  • Director: Guy Joosten
  • Il Conte di Almaviva: Roberto Scaltriti
  • La Contessa di Almaviva: Lyne Fortin
  • Susannah: Gabriele Rossmanith
  • Figaro: Dean Ely

With Le Nozze di Figaro, Mozart simultaneously capitalised on the great success of opera buffaunder Joseph II and plays to the expectations of the Viennese public. Following the success of Paisiello’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, the audience were venting to know Figaro’s fate. Librettist Lorenzo da Ponte reworked Le marriage de Figaro, Beaumarchais’ politically explosive play into a comedy with several twists which tilt the characters far out of proportion with those of the stereotypical buffo. Mozart’s psychologically rich portraits are returned to their political context in this enthusiastically received production by Guy Joosten.


Surtitles: Dutch.


  • Musical direction
    Massimo Zanetti
  • Director
  • Set design
  • Costumes
    Karin Seydtle
  • Lightning
    Benny Ball
  • Chorus master
  • Il Conte di Almaviva
    Roberto Scaltriti
  • La Contessa di Almaviva
  • Susannah
    Gabriele Rossmanith
  • Figaro
    Dean Ely
  • Cherubino
    Marina Comparato
  • Marcellina
  • Basilio/ Don Curzio
    Anthony Mee
  • Bartolo
    Jozsef Gregór
  • Antonio
  • Barbarina
    Anne-Catherine Gillet



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