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Mozart – Le nozze di Figaro.

Il Conte – Mariusz Kwiecień
La Contessa – Johanni van Oostrum
Figaro – Alex Esposito
Susanna – Tara Erraught
Cherubino – Angela Brower
Marcellina – Heike Grötzinger
Don Basilio – Ulrich Reß
Don Curzio – Kevin Conners
Bartolo – Alexander Tsymbalyuk
Antonio – Peter Lobert
Barbarina – Paula Iancic

Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper, Bayerisches Staatsorchester / Antonello Manacorda
Stage Director – Dieter Dorn.

Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, Germany.  Friday, November 18th, 2016.

When this Figaro was announced, I was intrigued by the casting of mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught as Susanna and it led me to reflect more widely on the question of what German-speakers term Fach.  Especially, when Erraught was paired, as tonight, with a soprano-ish mezzo such as Angela Brower as Cherubino.  If one thinks of how a certain Italian singer has made her career crossing registers, it occurred to me that the crux…

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