Golda Schultz, Ryan McKinny, Aida Garifullina and Isabel Leonard conduct Metropolitan Opera’s cover of ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’
(Credit: Chris Lee)
The Metropolitan Opera will revive Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro”.
Richard Eyre’s production will air six times from January 8 to 28, 2022.
Maestro Daniele Rustioni will lead the production with a cast that includes Golda Schultz in her Met debut as Countess Almaviva and Adam Plachetka as Count Almaviva. When Plachetka first sang the role of the Earl at the Met, OperaWire said he “struck a comedic figure without sacrificing any of the Earl’s menacing qualities.”
The cast will also include Lucy Crowe as Susanna, Ryan McKinny as the title role of Figaro, Isabel Leonard as Cherubino, Elizabeth Bishop as Marcellina, Giuseppe Filianoti as Don Basilio and Maurizio Muraro in the role of Dr Bartolo. Conductor Gareth Morrell leads the performance on January 28.
In April, the production will return for six more performances. The opera, which will be presented from April 2 to 21, 2022, will be directed by James Gaffigan and will star Federica Lombardi as Countess Almaviva, Aida Garifullina as Susanna, Sasha Cooke as Cherubino, Gerald Finley as Count Almaviva and Christian Van Horn as Figaro. Bishop, Filianoti and Muraro will reprise their roles from the January race. Conductor Nimrod David Pfeffer will lead the April 21 performance, making his Met debut.
In addition, the January 15, 2022 and April 9, 2022 performances of “Le Nozze di Figaro” will be broadcast live on Met Opera Radio, SiriusXM Channel 355 and the Toll Brothers – Metropolitan Opera international radio network.