07 Oct 2007

A ‘Figaro’ With Youth, Agility and Eros


Oropresa_Lisette.pngBy ALLAN KOZINN [NY Times, 4 October 2007]

For a while, the return of Mozart’s “Nozze di Figaro” to the Metropolitan Opera stage promised at least one interesting quirk: Isabel Bayrakdarian was to sing Susanna, Figaro’s bride, though she is very visibly pregnant. A pregnant Susanna being chased by the Count and flirted with by Cherubino would have given the story a different spin.