October 18

MET OPERA LIVE IN HD: LE NOZZE DI FIGARO

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

2014-2015 HD OPERA SEASON

OCTOBER 18, 2014 @ 1:00 PM

RUN TIME: 3 HRS 50 MIN

Met Music Director James Levine conducts a spirited new production of Mozart’s masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action of this classic domestic comedy in an 18th-century manor house in Seville during the 1930s. Dashing bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov leads the cast in the title role of the clever servant, opposite Marlis Petersen as his bride, Susanna, Peter Mattei as the philandering Count they work for, Amanda Majeski as the long-suffering Countess, and Isabel Leonard as the libidinous pageboy Cherubino.

Text courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera website:  http://www.metopera.org

CONDUCTORr: James Levine

PRODUCTION: Sir Richard Eyre

CAST: Ildar Abdrazakov, Marlis Petersen, John Del Carlo, Susanne Mentzer, Isabel Leonard, Peter Mattei, Greg Fedderly, Amanda Majeski, Philip Cokorinos, Ying Fang, Scott Scully

CAST SHEET & SYNOPSIS:

http://www.metopera.org/uploadedFiles/MetOpera/8_live_in_hd/cast sheets/2014-15/Nozze_di_Figaro_synopsis_GLOBAL_nodates.pdf

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Isabel Leonard as Cherubino and Marlis Petersen as Susanna in Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro." Richard Eyre's new production of the opera, conducted by James Levine, opens the Met season on September 22, 2014. Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Isabel Leonard as Cherubino and Marlis Petersen as Susanna in Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro.” Richard Eyre’s new production of the opera, conducted by James Levine, opens the Met season on September 22, 2014.
Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Marlis Petersen as Susanna and Peter Mattei as Count Almaviva in Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro." Richard Eyre's new production of the opera, conducted by James Levine, opens the Met season on September 22, 2014. Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Marlis Petersen as Susanna and Peter Mattei as Count Almaviva in Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro.” Richard Eyre’s new production of the opera, conducted by James Levine, opens the Met season on September 22, 2014.
Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Ildar Abdrazakov as Figaro in Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro." Richard Eyre's new production of the opera, conducted by James Levine, opens the Met season on September 22, 2014. Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Ildar Abdrazakov as Figaro in Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro.” Richard Eyre’s new production of the opera, conducted by James Levine, opens the Met season on September 22, 2014.
Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Amanda Majeski as Countess Almaviva and Peter Mattei as Count Almaviva in Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro." Richard Eyre's new production of the opera, conducted by James Levine, opens the Met season on September 22, 2014. Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Amanda Majeski as Countess Almaviva and Peter Mattei as Count Almaviva in Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro.” Richard Eyre’s new production of the opera, conducted by James Levine, opens the Met season on September 22, 2014.
Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Marlis Petersen as Susanna, Susanne Mentzer as Marcellina, Ildar Abdrazakov as Figaro, and John Del Carlo as Dr. Bartolo in Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro." Richard Eyre's new production of the opera, conducted by James Levine, opens the Met season on September 22, 2014. Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Marlis Petersen as Susanna, Susanne Mentzer as Marcellina, Ildar Abdrazakov as Figaro, and John Del Carlo as Dr. Bartolo in Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro.” Richard Eyre’s new production of the opera, conducted by James Levine, opens the Met season on September 22, 2014.
Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Marlis Petersen as Susanna and Ildar Abdrazakov as Figaro in Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro." Richard Eyre's new production of the opera, conducted by James Levine, opens the Met season on September 22, 2014. Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Marlis Petersen as Susanna and Ildar Abdrazakov as Figaro in Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro.” Richard Eyre’s new production of the opera, conducted by James Levine, opens the Met season on September 22, 2014.
Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Marlis Petersen as Susanna and Ildar Abdrazakov as Figaro in Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro." Richard Eyre's new production of the opera, conducted by James Levine, opens the Met season on September 22, 2014. Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Marlis Petersen as Susanna and Ildar Abdrazakov as Figaro in Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro.” Richard Eyre’s new production of the opera, conducted by James Levine, opens the Met season on September 22, 2014.
Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Susanne Mentzer as Marcellina and John Del Carlo as Dr. Bartolo in Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro." Richard Eyre's new production of the opera, conducted by James Levine, opens the Met season on September 22, 2014. Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Susanne Mentzer as Marcellina and John Del Carlo as Dr. Bartolo in Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro.” Richard Eyre’s new production of the opera, conducted by James Levine, opens the Met season on September 22, 2014.
Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

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Layla and Lexi carrying all of the Met Opera Ambassador gear

 

 

 

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Overhead view of the Ambassador Table

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Layla with opera patron

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Watching for approaching patrons

Lexi and Layla in the theater

Lexi and Layla in the theater