From the Theater an der Wien. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): "Le nozze di Figaro" (The Marriage of Figaro) in a concert version. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt. With Bo Skovhus (Conte di Almaviva), Christine Schäfer (Contessa di Almaviva), Mari Eriksmoen (Susanna), Andrè Schuen (Figaro), Elisabeth Kulman (Cherubino), Ildikó Raimondi (Marcellina), Peter Kálmán (Bartolo/Antonio), Mauro Peter (Basilio/Don Curzio), Christina Gansch (Barbarina). He was out to create something unheard-of, observed conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt beforehand. And true to form: What the conductor had to offer as he commenced his Mozart/Da Ponte cycle in the Theater an der Wien was something we "had never before heard like this" (Kurier). Nikolaus Harnoncourt, master of period performance practice, realized a project that had long been one of his dearest wishes: For the first time, he and his original-sound orchestra Concentus Musicus Wien, the renowned Arnold Schoenberg Chor and his personal choice of singers were presenting the complete Mozart/Da Ponte cycle and harvesting the fruits of his Mozart research - an "enthusiastically acclaimed cycle!" (news.at).