Mozart's "Figaro" is considered a prime example of a musical comedy, as contemporaries already felt. With his librettist Lorenzo da Ponte, Mozart, a Viennese by choice, succeeded in creating an opera that set new standards - with its irrepressible vitality, its lightning-fast changes, its multiple errors and confusions and a music that carries deep sensitivity as well as animating esprit.
After "Così fan tutte", director Vincent Huguet and conductor Daniel Barenboim continue their Mozart/Da Ponte cycle begun at the FESTTAGE 2020.
Time moves on, from the sixty-eight into the eighties, with its particular spirit and aesthetics. Although in development and transformation, one will encounter some of the characters from "Così" again.
The stories of closeness and repulsion, of love and antipathy, are continued and given new impetus. The great art of differentiation, which we encounter at virtually every point in Mozart's miraculous work, is also reflected in this production.