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Mozart’s legendary humour is usually imbued with a dash of philosophy and a pinch of melancholy. In a Figaro-esque evening specially created for Salzburg, we will embrace this Mozartian spirit by placing the inspired collaboration between the Salzburg-born composer and Lorenzo Da Ponte centre stage. Voice types as we know them today had not yet emerged when Le nozze di Figaro was written, and the fact that roles such as the Countess, Susanna, Cherubino, Marcellina and Barbarina were all sung by sopranos will be playfully explored in this concert. Unfazed by vocal boundaries, our first-class Mozart ensemble will switch from one role to another with ease and relish, sometimes even within a single scene…

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