Last night, I had the good fortune to be able to attend the first performance of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s fully staged production of The Marriage of Figaro.
It was, in a word, glorious.
My full review can be found HERE.
will be posted in the next day or so. In the meantime, please enjoy the hi-res photo gallery below from opening night (credit: Craig T. Mathew & Greg Grudt/Mathew Imaging).
UPDATE: Additional images added from the dress rehearsal (taken by Genaro Molina for the Los Angeles Times) and design images courtesy of the Atelier Jean Nouvel and Azzedine Alaïa.
UPDATE #2 (May 19): A couple of things . . .
- I added a couple more photos: a backstage pic of Dorothea Röschmann (Countess), plus a photo of Simone Osborne (Barbarina) by Mr. Molina.
- I realized that if you happen to use Google Chrome as your default browser (which I do), some of the thumbnails below may not show up. I have no idea why this is the case. Rest assured if you click to enlarge any of the thumbnails you can see, the “missing” pics will be there as you scroll through the images. Note that this problem doesn’t seem to exist if you browse with Firefox or Safari. Go figure.
(Click on any image below to enlarge)
Los Angeles Philharmonic: May 17, 2013; Walt Disney Concert Hall
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Jean Nouvel, installations
Azzedine Alaïa, costume designer
Christopher Alden, director
Aaron Black, lighting designer
Christopher Maltman, Count Almaviva
Dorothea Röschmann, Countess Almaviva
Malin Christensson, Susanna
Edwin Crossley-Mercer, Figaro
Rachel Frenkel, Cherubino
Ann Murray, Marcellina
John Del Carlo, Bartolo
William Ferguson, Don Basilio
John Irvin, Don Curzio
Simone Osborne, Barbarina
Brandon Cedel, Antonio
Los Angeles Master Chorale: Grant Gershon, music director;
James Darrah, assistant director
Rafael Payare, assistant conductor
Barbara Donner, stage manager
Whitney McAnally , assistant stage manager
Michael Vitale, assistant stage manager
Robert Morrison, rehearsal pianist and continuo
David Heiss, continuo cello