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  • LA PHIL CONFIRMS COMPLETE CAST FOR MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
  • Feb. 19, 2013
  • INSTALLATIONS DESIGNED BY ARCHITECT JEAN NOUVEL;
    COSTUME DESIGN BY COUTURIER AZZEDINE ALAÏA
    CHRISTOPHER ALDEN DIRECTS;
    LIGHTING DESIGN BY AARON BLACK

     Friday, May 17 at 8 p.m.
    Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m.
    Thursday, May 23 at 8 p.m.
    Saturday, May 25 at 8 p.m.

    WHAT: The LA Phil’s Mozart/Da Ponte trilogy continues with The Marriage of Figaro with sets designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel and costumes by legendary couturier Azzedine Alaïa. Joining Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic in this fully staged production is a stellar cast of internationally renowned soloists:

    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

    Acclaimed director Christopher Alden returns to direct The Marriage of Figaro, which marks his second Mozart/Da Ponte collaboration with the LA Phil. Alden directed Don Giovanni in May 2012. Lighting designer Aaron Black joins The Marriage of Figaro creative team; this is his first opera project at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

    Three of the greatest operas ever written were collaborations between librettist Lorenzo da Ponte and composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Così fan tutte. Now in its second year, the LA Phil’s Mozart/Da Ponte project presents the trilogy in collaboration with influential architects of our time and leading fashion designers, to create a unique and distinctive visual setting for each of these timeless masterpieces. Each fully staged opera production is a Walt Disney Concert Hall first. The trilogy began with Don Giovanni in May 2012 (Frank Gehry, architect/Rodarte, costume design), and concludes with Così fan tutte (creative team to be announced) in May 2014.

    For full artist biographies and program details, please visit:  http://www.laphil.com/

    WHO: Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor                  
    Jean Nouvel, installations
    Azzedine Alaia, costume design
    Christopher Alden, director
    Aaron Black, lighting design
    Soloists as listed above

    Los Angeles Master Chorale
    Grant Gershon, music director

    WHEN: Friday, May 17 at 8 p.m.
    Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m.
    Thursday, May 23 at 8 p.m.
    Saturday, May 25 at 8 p.m.                  

    WHERE: WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
    111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

    TICKETS:    Subscriptions and single tickets for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2012/13 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall are currently available. To purchase, please visit LAPhil.com, the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office or any Ticketmaster outlet. To order by phone with credit card, please call the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office at 323.850.2000, or Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. For more information, please call 323.850.2000.

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  • contact:

    Sophie Jefferies, 213.972.3422, sjefferies@laphil.org
    Lisa Bellamore, 213.972.3689, lbellamore@laphil.org