Great Performances at the Met: Season 9 Premiere

Jan 14, 2015

Fri. Jan. 16 - 9pm on WKAR-HD  23.1 | The Season 9 premiere features "Le Nozze di Figaro," Mozart's 1786 comic masterpiece, which brings to life the upstairs-downstairs romantic complexities at an 18th-century manor house.

Isabel Leonard as Cherubino and Marlis Petersen as Susanna in this spirited new production of Mozart’s masterpiece.
Credit Courtesy of Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera / PBS

The staging of the opera, in which the romantic bonds of two couples are tested over the course of one eventful day, is set in a stately manor in 1930s Seville. Ildar Abdrazakov, star of Prince Igor (also seen on Great Performances at the Met) and an acclaimed Figaro at the Met in the past, sings the title role.

The cast also includes Marlis Petersen as Figaro’s quick-witted bride-to-be, Susanna; Peter Mattei in one of his most acclaimed roles as Count Almaviva; Amanda Majeski in her Met debut as Almaviva’s wife, the long-suffering Countess; and Isabel Leonard as the boisterous page Cherubino. 

More Chances to Watch 
Sat. Jan. 17 at 2am on WKAR-HD
Sun. Jan. 18 at 9pm on WKAR World