Commedia per musica in four acts Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Text by Lorenzo Da Ponte
China National Centre for the Performing Arts
Conductor: Lü Jia
Staged by: José Luis Castro
NCPA’s production of Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) shines a new light on one of the most famous operas created by W. A. Mozart in 1786 during the summit of his composing life: It combines traditional Western elements with an outstanding Chinese cast. Stage director José Luis Castro from Seville – where the story happens – embeds the opera in the traditional setting of his hometown. The NCPA Orchestra and Chorus, under the baton of their music director Lü Jia, bring the music to life in a fresh contemporary interpretation that lays the ground for the excellent lead soloists. Le Nozze di Figaro once more shows that the NCPA is a venue of choice for opera lovers in the Chinese capital and well beyond.
Bonus film: The making of Le Nozze di Figaro
Date of release: Fall 2016
Available worldwide apart from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau.