In this indispensable performance from April 7, 1956, the legendary Cesare Siepi sings one of his most popular roles—the effervescent servant Figaro. Together with his bride, Susanna (Nadine Conner), Figaro plots to outwit their imperious master, Count Almaviva (Frank Guarrera), who has been making advances towards Susanna. Fortunately, the two have help from Almaviva’s disenchanted wife, the Countess (a sensational Victoria de los Ángeles). Mildred Miller is delightful as the amorous pageboy Cherubino, and a young Rosalind Elias sings the tiny role of a peasant girl.
This performance celebrates the centenaries of Siepe and de los Ángeles.
Description adapted from Met Opera