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Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro ****

Royal Opera House, 15th September 2015

There are few operas more perfect than Le nozze di Figaro. David McVicar’s production, returning for a fifth time at the Royal Opera, updates the action to the eve of the 1830 Revolution, set in a French château. Leah Hausman deftly directs this revival, allowing much of the comedy to stem from the situations set up by Mozart and da Ponte. She is aided by a terrifically funny turn by Erwin Schrott, channelling his inner Joey Tribbiani in a range of pratfalls and double takes worthy of Friends actor and Schrott lookalike Matt LeBlanc.

Erwin Schrott (Figaro) and Anita Hartig (Susanna) © Mark Douet | ROH

Erwin Schrott (Figaro) and Anita Hartig (Susanna)
© Mark Douet | ROH

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