Liveblogging: Mozart’s “Figaro” from Aix-en-Provence (2012) on Saturday

 [The Weddings Section of the NY Times is getting ever more artsy, isn’t it? – Or it could be Patricia Petibon (Susanna) and Malin Byström (Countess) in Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro”, Aix-en-Provence 2012.]

It may be September already, but the Eye Bags Summer Festival of Liveblogging continues this Saturday, Sept. 3rd, at the customary 9 p.m. (UTC+2), with another classic, Mozart’s “Figaro” from Aix-en-Provence (2012), chosen for the following three reasons:
1) Patricia Petibon
2) Patricia Petibon
3) Patricia Petibon.

Feel free to join in!

The production is in full on YT (thank you, ketelfan!) and just like with this summer’s “Così”, Jérémie Rhorer is conducting an Early Music band (in this case, Le Cercle de l’Harmonie). The gently updated staging is by Richard Brunel, and the cast features, other than Petibon’s Susanna and Byström’s Countess, Kate Lindsey as Cherubino, so we will get a chance to talk a bit more about her, too.
Also on the roster: Kyle Ketelsen as Figaro, Paulo Szot as Count, Anna Maria Panzarella as Marcellina, Mario Luperi as Bartolo, John Graham-Hall as Basilio, Emanuele Giannino as Don Curzio, Mari Eriksmoen and Barbarina and René Schirrer as Antonio.

[As if i could keep myself to just one cap. As if. Also, it is Susanna tangled in her own wedding dress while the Countess is wearing it. For the context, tune in Saturday evening. – Patricia Petibon (Susanna) in Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro”, Aix-en-Provence 2012.]

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