20 January 2022
The Marriage of Figaro at the Paris Opera
In January and February 2022, Gustavo will conduct the Orchestra and Chorus of the Paris Opera in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, as part of his inaugural season as Music Director of the institution. The new production is directed by Netia Jones and features a leading cast of Peter Mattei as Il conte di Almaviva, Maria Bengtsson and Miah Persson in the role of La contessa di Almaviva, Ying Fang as Susanna, Luca Pisaroni as Figaro, and Lea Desandre in the role of Cherubino.
Performances of the beloved Mozart opera begin with the Opening Show on Friday, January 21st, 2022 and take place through February 18th. On February 3, 2022, The Marriage of Figaro will be broadcast live on Culturebox, in UGC and CGR cinemas, and in independent cinemas in France and throughout the world.
Gustavo speaks about the Mozart masterpiece: “The Marriage of Figaro is one of the first works I conducted, at the age of twelve or thirteen, during my musical training. I studied it at length with my teacher José Antonio Abreu. We dissected it every week, analyzing its musical structure as well as its libretto, exchanging ideas about it. Since those years, it has been part of my life.”
For more information, visit the Paris Opera website.