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Seattle Opera Podcast

Jun 4, 2020

Seattle Opera Mornings on KING FM: coming up June 6, The Marriage of Figaro, performed January 2016. Aidan Lang, then General Director of Seattle Opera, brought his own New Zealand Opera production of one of his favorite works to Seattle. (Lang worked as a freelance stage director for many years before becoming an administrator.) In this podcast (transcribed at…omes-to.html) Lang shares his thoughts about this extraordinary masterpiece and its beloved characters.

Musical examples recorded at Seattle Opera in 2009: conducted by Dean Williamson, starring Oren Gradus (Figaro), Christine Brandes (Susanna), Marius Kwiecien (Count Almaviva), Twyla Robinson (Countess Almaviva), Daniela Sindram (Cherubino), Leena Chopra (Barbarina), Arthur Woodley (Dr. Bartolo), Joyce Castle (Marcellina), Ted Schmitz (Don Basilio), and Barry Johnson (Antonio).