Modern performances may be more "liberal", but they are too often poisoned by a singer's heightened vanities, prides, arrogances, fears, anxieties etc. etc. etc.
Thus, it is so, so refreshing to plunge into this old-world production of Mozart's enchanting opera, where the singers are much less concerned with "performing" as they are with discovering, enjoying, sharing. So liberal are they truly, that to relativize them is to have already betrayed their magnificent craft.
Here, Figaro makes us smile; Susanna makes us friends; Cherubino makes us reflect; and the Don helps us to change. They sing like different birds.
Immortal Mozart, through the Maestro Bohm and the Vienna Philharmonic, affirms Love and strengthens our hearts.
Though I sense that the great and hidden teachings in this opera must be sought out, yet do its greatest delights and enchanting music shine resplendent for all to share, see, and enjoy.