Die Hochzeit des Figaro

Le Nozze di Figaro

An inexplicable desire urges me to talk of love.

Opera buffa by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte


20. January 2022


In Italian with German Surtitles

3 Hours 15 Minutes, one Intermission

From Ages 14+

Musikalische Leitung Giulio Cilona
Inszenierung Lydia Steier
Bühne, Video Momme Hinrichs
Licht Elana Siberski
Dramaturgie Martin Mutschler

Graf Almaviva Germán Olvera / Hubert Zapiór
Gräfin Almaviva Kiandra Howarth / Matilda Sterby / Sumi Hwang
Susanna Sarah Brady / Nikki Treurniet / Marie Smolka / Ketevan Chuntishvili
Bartolo Daniel Eggert / Tigran Martirossian
Barbarina Petra Radulović

Chor der Staatsoper Hannover,
Statisterie der Staatsoper Hannover,


Does a happy ending have to be realistic?
Not if we have this much fun on the road towards it!

Figaro is determined to marry Susanna today. But everything seems to go wrong before he finally reaches this goal, and all kinds of absurdities and discords must be overcome before the perhaps most beautiful apology in musical history can be made – “Perdono, perdono…”, pardon, pardon! The complete title of the opera The Marriago of Figaro or The Follies of One Day is something of an understatement: No other tangle of love is quite as unhinged as this one. Director Lydia Steier returns to Hanover to reveal the characters’ equally frivolous and melancholy desires with the same mixture of opulence and twisted humour that she used to give La Juive and Alcina their distinctive glamour.