This wonderful performance comes close to displacing my favourite period Figaro…conducted by Teodor Currentzis. …René Jacobs is a fine and very experienced Mozartian and from the first notes of the overture it is obvious all will be well musically. It is fortunate that the Stage Director Jean-Louis Martinoty, the Set Designer Hans Schavernoch and the Costume Designer Sylvie de Segonzac, all agree that this is an 18th century opera. I have never seen a better looking production or one more supportive of the libretto.
Apart from musical and stage direction the other key aspect of a convincing operatic production is, rather obviously, the singers. In this respect Jacobs is a clear winner because the above cast are not only brilliant singers but all look totally convincing.
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