Performed in Italian (with synchronised Russian supertitles)
World premiere: Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg
Premiere of this production: 23 Oct 1998
The performance has 1 intermission
Running time: 3 hours 20 minutes
Mozart's great comic opera of intrigue, misunderstanding and forgiveness has in some ways an instant success.
Its bubbling overture, its brilliantly crafted arias—which give insights into the personalities of the characters who sing them—and its lively and intricate ensemble scenes won the hearts of nearly all who witnessed it.