NOZZE DI FIGARO, LE
Met Music Director James Levine conducts Richard Eyre's new production of Mozart's comic masterpiece
James Levine conducts Richard Eyre's new production of Mozart’s elegant masterpiece of marital discord, Le Nozze di Figaro. Eyre’s staging of the opera, in which the romantic bonds of two couples are tested over the course of one eventful day, is set in a stately manor in 1930s Seville. Ildar Abdrazakov, an acclaimed Figaro at the Met in the past, sings the title role. The cast also includes Marlis Petersen as Figaro’s quick-witted bride-to-be, Susanna; Peter Mattei in one of his most acclaimed roles as Count Almaviva; Amanda Majeski in her Met debut as Almaviva’s wife, the long-suffering Countess; and Isabel Leonard as the boisterous page Cherubino.