The Palace of Charles V
Friday 28 June 22:00 Semistaged Opera


Freiburger Barockorchester

Coro de la Orquesta Ciudad de Granada

Héctor Eliel Márquez, choir director

Frederic Amat, stage concept

René Jacobs, musical and stage director


Arttu Kataja, baritone (Il Conte di Almaviva)

Sophie Karthäuser, soprano (La Contessa di Almaviva)

Sunhae Im, soprano (Susanna)

Robert Gleadow, bass baritone (Figaro)

Olivia Vermeulen, mezzo-soprano (Cherubino)

Salomé Haller, soprano (Marcellina)

Thomas Walker, tenor (Don Curzio, Basilio)

Marcos Fink, bass baritone (Bartolo, Antonio)

Mirella Hagen, soprano (Barbarina)



Le nozze di Figaro

Opera buffa in four acts

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro, KV 492

Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte, based on the comedy La folle journée ou le mariage de Figaro by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais

Semi-staged version

Running time: 3 hours approx. with one intermission

Mozart as he has never sound before

René Jacobs represents to opera what subtitles represent to the cinema. After decades devoted to the repertoire of Handel and Monteverdi at the Austrian Alps of the Innsbruck Festival, he needed a change, and during the last years he has been using his archeological kit in order to return Mozart to his original condition. The new stage concept designed by Frederic Amat and commissioned by the Festival, and the lighting will take us to the day in hich the opera was premiered under the baton of the composer himself. Versus the tirany of the image, Jacobs’ version uses original instruments and recovers the recitatives and spoken parts in a masterful fusion of music and words.