Local | Operas opera at the Opera in autumn

By on August 22, 2016

Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro – “operas opera” – begins the season on the big stage with Camilla Tilling and Sofie Asplund as Countess and Susanna. Eight performances from today, August 22.

When Figaro returns to the repertoire it is with new crews in the two major female roles. The Swedish star soprano Camilla Tilling emerges as the Countess for the first time at the opera scene, while the young soprano Sofie Asplund, who already met with great success on stages around the Nordic countries, singing Susanna’s party. Jonathan Darlington, who last spring directed the premiere of Alice in Wonderland, leads soloists, the Royal Opera’s chorus and Royal Orchestra.

As Figaro, Count and Cherubino is heard Johan Edholm, Luthando Qave, and Johanna Rudström. New in this context is Ivonne Fuchs and Klas Hedlund as Marcellina and Don Curzio / Basilio and Lydia Kjellberg (intern from the University College of Opera) in the role of Barbarina.

When Mozart and Da Ponte created their opera from a forbidden piece was it revolutionary that the valet Figaro would win the conflict with the Count. Ole Anders Tandberg’s set is all about desire mechanisms. Who do I request, and why? At Mozart-wise the music expresses the eleven role of the innermost thoughts in a set that is as comical as serious.

This writes Opera dramaturg Katarina Aronsson in the program: “The set contains both comedy and seriousness. One source of inspiration is Charlie Chaplin’s movies. As an example takes Tandberg up the scene in City Lights in which a balletic boxing match taking place between an extremely skinny and scared Chaplin and a significantly cocky opponents. All elegantly choreographed with chiselled timing of each movement.

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