Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro
11 March 2009, Wednesday
The opera is based on a sharply anti-aristocratic play by Beaumarchais. Napoleon referred to the play about a Count who competes with his servants and ultimately loses, as "the Revolution already put into action”.
Interestingly, at the May 1786 premiere in Vienna, the opera only achieved moderate success, but it went on to be celebrated by the end of the year in Prague.
In the Müpa Budapest production, the orchestra and the conductor were all on stage as active participants of the plot, which lent incredible momentum and atmosphere to the performance.

In the main roles:
Count Almaviva: Markus Werba
Countess: Dominique Labelle
Susanna: Ekaterina Siurina
Figaro: Marco Vinco
Cherubino: Katharina Kammerloher
Bartolo: Robert Lloyd
Budapest Studio Choir (choirmaster: Kálmán Strausz)
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Conductor: Iván Fischer


  • Open rehearsal room - Chamber music series of the Hungarian National Philharmonic

    Rehearsal room of the National Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Quatuor Arod

    Festival Theatre
  • Puccini: Crisantemi / Le Villi

    Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
  • Joseph Calleja Sings Arias

    Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
  • Organized Rhythm

    Béla Bartók National Concert Hall