Choice cast in bonbon-box Marriage of Figaro at Dutch National Opera

Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro

Dutch National Opera & Ballet, 6th September 2016

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Charlton Heston exercises his droit du seigneur on Rosemary Forsyth in The War Lord (1965)

Outwardly pretty, but mouldy on closer inspection, like a decaying box of bonbons. That’s the Almaviva household in Dutch National Opera’s Le nozze di Figaro. Although neither conductor Ivor Bolton nor director David Bösch plumbs any psychological depths, this season opener offers multiple delights.

Full review on Bachtrack.

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