W. A. Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro – From China National Centre of the Performing Arts

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: Li Ao, Huang Ying, Zhou Zhengzhong, Yu Guanqun and Xu Lei. “Le Nozze di Figaro” once more shows that the NCPA has acquired in a relatively short time a reputation that makes it a venue of choice for opera lovers in the Chinese capital and well beyond.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Le Nozze die Figaro

Commedia per musica in four acts
Text by Lorenzo Da Ponte

Lü Jia, conductor
José Luis Castro, stage director

from the
China National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA)

Year of production:2014
Recording Date:15-18 January 2014
Recording location:China NCPA Beijing
Status:in production
Co-Production Company:China NCPA Beijing
Director:Henning Kasten