The Marriage of Figaro

The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart, Hamburg Opera, (Cult Opera) ★★★★
11DEC09 – This opera is a wonderful classic, performed in traditional style in the 1970s by the Hamburg Opera company. The recording is not perfect in technique, yet the performance is very compelling and well done. This is a version of Figaro worth having in any musical repertoire. The singing was actually performed in German, rather than Italian, the way Mozart originally scripted the opera. This doesn’t seem to distract from the performance. Tom Krause and Edith Mathis are the two true stars in this film, both with superb acting and voices to make the opera a true success.