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  • *** Salzburg is, of course, the birthplace of Mozart, and this year the festival put on revivals of the three Da Ponte operas, all directed by Claus Guth but performed with different orchestras.

    Women on the Verge Of a Marital Breakdown

  • Mozart Vienna, Austria, 1786Together with Don Giovanni and Cosi fan Tutte, which make up Mozart's trio of masterpieces with libretti by Da Ponte, Figaro is for many the perfect opera: a balance of wit, humanity and astounding, glorious music.

    Top 50 operas

  • Although we all know real-life people like this, it wasn't Mozart or his librettist Da Ponte's idea, but the result of Mr. Guth's Germanic Konzept -crazy commitment to Regietheater —where the work is created by the director.

    Salzburg's Summer of Shadows and Shakespeare

  • He makes little of Da Ponte's humour but compensates by being credible as the louche, aristocratic chameleon who is all things to all women.

    A tale of two Italian opera cities

  • However, Peter McKintosh's revolving sets and Jean Kalman's lighting help her stay wonderfully faithful to Mozart and Da Ponte, aided by Jeremy Sams's singable, witty translation.

    A Vapid 'Veil' but a Happy 'Marriage'

  • But most of the kudos for the update belongs to Jeremy Sams, who hasn ' t just translated Da Ponte ' s libretto, but brilliantly reworked it.

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  • " Mr. Sams captures the comedy both of Da Ponte ' s libretto and Mozart ' s score, adding a chilling, but all too credible, 21st-century nihilism, making this a very contemporary " Don.

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  • For what comes home to one is how essentially faithful Mozart and Da Ponte were to Beaumarchais's text.

    A Capacity for Impudence

  • It includes not only the part Da Ponte used, re fickle women, but also several passages which are more than topical at the moment.

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • It includes not only the part Da Ponte used, re fickle women, but also several passages which are more than topical at the moment.

    Figaro on freedom of speech

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