Up 145,142 this week

The Marriage of Figaro (1974)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Music  |  21 May 1974 (UK)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.8/10 from 24 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Add a Plot



(text) (as da Ponte) , (based on: sequel to his "Barber of Sevill")
0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 326 titles
created 30 Oct 2011
a list of 42 titles
created 21 Dec 2012

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Marriage of Figaro (TV Movie 1974)

The Marriage of Figaro (TV Movie 1974) on IMDb 8.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Marriage of Figaro.


Credited cast:
Knut Skram ...
Ileana Cotrubas ...
Benjamin Luxon ...
Kiri Te Kanawa ...
Countess Almaviva, Formery Dr. Bartolo's ward, Rosina
Frederica von Stade ...
Marius Rintzler ...
Nucci Condò ...
John Fryatt ...
Don Basilio
Bernard Dickerson ...
Thomas Lawlor ...
Antonio, The Count's gardener
Elizabeth Gale ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
London Philharmonic Orchestra ...
Themselves - Orchestra
John Pritchard ...
Himself - Conducted by


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

opera | comic opera | See All (2) »


Comedy | Drama | Music



Official Sites:



Release Date:

21 May 1974 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro - The Marriage of Figaro  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Featured in Glyndebourne: A Celebration of Fifty Years (1984) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

One sublime Le Nozze Di Figaro...
1 October 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Alongside the 1975 Jean Pierre Ponelle film(it has minor flaws but I'll always have fondness for the production that introduced me to this great operas), 1993 production and 1994 productions, this 1973 Glyndebourne production is in the top 4 of my favourite Le Nozze Di Figaros.

The opera itself is a masterpiece, thrilling and very funny with memorable characters, touching moments such as Dove Sono and when the Countess forgives her husband and some of Mozart's best music. In many ways this production is sublime. If there is any real problem at all, it would be the sound, sometimes it is fine, at others it is rather muffled.

Picture quality fares much better, I wasn't sure whether it would hold up but it is very clear. The costumes are beautiful and the sets with a more than convincing Count's estate and stunning garden set are magnificent. Traditional they are, but also very effective, likewise with the staging which is interesting without ever becoming stolid.

The music is every bit as sublime as it ever was, and John Pritchard leads the polished orchestra in a lively(and uncut!) reading that avoids stodginess in the recitatives. All the major arias are done with aplomb and the ensembles a treat to the ears.

The singing is exceptional and all the singers look natural in their surroundings and their acting. There are two performances I would like to single out, Ileana Cotrubas as a truly delightful and charming Susanna, and Kiri TeKanawa as a radiantly acted and sung Countess, though one shouldn't dispute Frederica Von Strade's perhaps definitive Cherubino(Maria Ewing comes very close), Benjamin Luxon's superb Count Almaviva and Knut Skram's richly voiced and hearty Figaro.

In conclusion, sublime. 10/10 Bethany Cox

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Marriage of Figaro (1974) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: