The Marriage of Figaro (film)

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The Marriage of Figaro
Directed by Georg Wildhagen
Produced by Walter Lehmann
Written by Pierre Beaumarchais (play)
Lorenzo da Ponte (libretto)
Georg Wildhagen
Starring Angelika Hauff
Willi Domgraf-Fassbaender
Sabine Peters
Elsa Wagner
Cinematography Eugen Klagemann
Karl Plintzner
Edited by Hildegard Tegener
Distributed by Progress Film
Release dates
25 November 1949
Running time
107 minutes
Country East Germany
Language German

The Marriage of Figaro (German:Figaros Hochzeit) is a 1949 East German musical film directed by Georg Wildhagen and starring Angelika Hauff, Willy Domgraf-Fassbaender and Sabine Peters.[1] It was based on the opera The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Lorenzo da Ponte, which was itself based on the play The Marriage of Figaro by Pierre Beaumarchais. The film was made by DEFA, the state studio of East Germany. It sold 5,479,427 tickets.[2]



  1. ^ Davidson & Hake p.238
  2. ^ List of the 50 highest-grossing DEFA films.


  • Davidson, John E. & Hake, Sabine. Framing the Fifties: Cinema in a Divided Germany. Berghahn Books, 2007.

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