Met Opera on Demand Catalog
Le Nozze di Figaro
(Nov. 11, 1998)
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Librettist: Lorenzo da Ponte
Levine; Fleming, Bartoli, Mentzer, Croft, Terfel
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 3 hrs. 3 min.
The Met assembled a vocal dream team for Jonathan Miller’s stylish production of the eternal Mozart masterpiece: Renée Fleming as the Countess, Cecilia Bartoli as Susanna, and Bryn Terfel as Figaro. With James Levine—one of the world’s great conductors of Mozart—in the pit, Bartoli interpolating two rarely heard alternate arias, and Dwayne Croft as the Count and Susanne Mentzer as Cherubino, this is a performance for the record books.