A Great Privilege
Mozart's Marriage of Figaro
live in HD from the New York Met,
experienced by MARIA NOCKIN
On 18 October 2014, the Metropolitan Opera transmitted Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's 1786 opera Le nozze di Figaro ('The Marriage of Figaro') live in high definition to cinemas around the world. Lorenzo da Ponte based his libretto on Pierre Beaumarchais' 1778 French play La Folle Journée or Le Mariage de Figaro.
Production Director Richard Eyre updated the action to the eve of World War I and most of the text still made sense, although the titles shown on the screen were rather freely translated. Designer Rob Howell's intricate set worked well for every scene, but his equally intricate costumes seemed slightly busy...
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