Rossini – Mozart – Milhaud: Figaro3 – world premiere (26 June 2021, 7:00 p.m.)

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Viewers of the Opera Stream series can take part in the world premiere of a special opera mix: a special treatment of Beaumarchais's Figaro trilogy is presented at 8:00 p.m. CET.

Three operas by three composers on one night: that’s what Figaro3 is all about. Along with Rossini (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and Mozart (Le nozze di Figaro), Beaumarchais’s Figaro trilogy also inspired the rarely heard composer Darius Milhaud (La mère coupable). The production focuses dramaturgically on the story of Rosina and Almaviva and provides the opera singers with an opportunity they have never had before: to finally be able to perform their characters’ roles across the entire course of the trilogy. We have refashioned their parts at the edges so that they can start from Mozart’s version, the musical epicentre of the whole production. And helping us will be the character Léon, the late-arriving child of the count and countess whose entire life story is at the centre of all of his family’s dramas and secrets: as part of a unique course of therapy, he attempts to finally unravel his family history to find out why it turned out in the way that only opera fans know – or perhaps might not.

The production directed by András Dömötör (prose by Gergely Litkai and András Dömötör, libretto by Zsolt Máthé, dramturg: Bence Bíró, set designer: Jenny Horváth, costume designer: Fruzsina Nagy, lighting designer: Sándor Baumgartner) features Krisztin Cser in the title role. Cast includes Tamás Tarjányi, Katalin Takács, Csaba Szegedi, Gabriella Fodor, Zita Szemere, Zsófia Kálnay, Antal Cseh és Dalma Süle  as well as prose actor Péter Rudolf on video. The Hungarian State Opera Orchestra is conducted by Ádám Cser.