Part of FR2 Friday Evening 2
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Jean Nouvel, installations
Azzedine Alaïa, costume designer
Christopher Alden, director
Aaron Black, lighting designer
Christopher Maltman, Count Almaviva
Dorothea Röschmann, Countess Almaviva
Malin Christensson, Susanna
Edwin Crossley-Mercer, Figaro
Rachel Frenkel, Cherubino
Ann Murray, Marcellina
John Del Carlo, Bartolo
William Ferguson, Don Basilio
John Irvin, Don Curzio
Simone Osborne, Barbarina
Brandon Cedel, Antonio
Los Angeles Master Chorale, Grant Gershon, music director
James Darrah, assistant director
Rafael Payare, assistant conductor
Barbara Donner, stage manager
Whitney McAnally , assistant stage manager
Michael Vitale, assistant stage manager
Robert Morrison, rehearsal pianist and continuo
David Heiss, continuo cello
About This Performance
It was Mozart who brought Beaumarchais’ subversive French comedy (set in Seville!) to Lorenzo Da Ponte for their first collaboration. Da Ponte turned the play into a libretto in six weeks, rewriting it in poetic Italian and removing all of the original’s political references. It became one of Mozart’s greatest successes and endures as a model of what a comic opera can be, LOL funny and also profoundly wise and moving.
A stellar international cast in Mozart’s sparkling comedy.
The production set is designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel, with costumes by couturier Azzedine Alaïa.
Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change.
Upbeat Live: pre-concert talks
- Friday, May 17, 2013 - 6:30pm
LA Phil President and Chief Executive Officer, David C. Bohnett Presidential Chair
Deborah Borda interview architect Jean Nouvel and costume designer Azzedine Alaia with Manal Rachdi.
- Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 1:00pm
- Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 6:30pm
- Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 6:30pm
Russell Steinberg lectures on The Marriage of Figaro.