"Le nozze di Figaro" is rightly considered a prime example of a musical comedy. Together with his librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte, the 30-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart succeeded in creating an opera that set new standards - with its vitality, its lightning-fast changes, its multiple errors and confusions, and a music that carries deep sensitivity as well as humor and esprit.

With Mozart's three Da Ponte operas, director Vincent Huguet and conductor Daniel Barenboim embark on a journey through time as the characters evolve and transform. Loves and sorrows of young people in the form of real as well as feigned emotions come on stage - whereby in the case of "Figaro", which forms the second part of this trilogy, this world is set in the 80s with their special style and charm. Pace and situational comedy come to the fore just as much as pensiveness and melancholy. The immense art of differentiation, as so vividly revealed in Mozart's marvelous work, will also be reflected in the musical and scenic presentation. With "Così fan tutte" and "Don Giovanni," the other two Da Ponte operas will then be staged in the 2021/22 season, as parts 1 and 3 of this trilogy conceived especially for the Staatsoper.

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