Mozart - Le nozze di Figaro | Deutsche Grammophon 4795945

Mozart - Le nozze di Figaro

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Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Cat No: 4795945

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 3

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 8th July 2016

Contents

Artists

Luca Pisaroni
Christiane Karg
Sonya Yoncheva
Thomas Hampson
Angela Brower
Anne Sofie von Otter
Maurizio Muraro
Rolando Villazon
Philippe Sly
Regula Muhlemann
Jean-Paul Fouchecourt
Vocalensemble Rastatt
Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Conductor

Yannick Nezet-Seguin

Works

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K492

Artists

Luca Pisaroni
Christiane Karg
Sonya Yoncheva
Thomas Hampson
Angela Brower
Anne Sofie von Otter
Maurizio Muraro
Rolando Villazon
Philippe Sly
Regula Muhlemann
Jean-Paul Fouchecourt
Vocalensemble Rastatt
Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Conductor

Yannick Nezet-Seguin

About

After Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte and Die Entführung aus dem Serail this is the fourth of DG’s series of seven Mozart operas conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and initiated by Rolando Villazón, in collaboration with U-Live, Festspielhaus Baden Baden and with the generous support of Rolex.

Recorded with a stellar cast with stars in every role, one of the brightest and most insightful conductors of our day and a specialist handpicked orchestra playing at their best in the stunning venue of Festspielhaus Baden-Baden (July 2015).

Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s “completely gripping, high-contrast” Figaro is “a brilliant triumph”, wrote Badische Zeitung of the July 2015 concert performance recorded here, while heaping praise on Luca Pisaroni’s “thrilling” Figaro, Thomas Hampson’s Count “illuminating every word”, Sonya Yoncheva’s Countess “recalling Callas’s vocal colours”, Angela Brower’s “fascinatingly delicate, sensitive” Cherubino and Anne Sofie von Otter’s “wonderfully perceptive, charming Marcellina”, all in a performance “crowned” by Christiane Karg’s “enchanting” Susanna and Rolando Villazón as Basilio, who “had the audience at his feet”.

The opera appears consistently among the top ten in the Operabase list of most frequently performed operas.

Cast:
- Count Almaviva: Thomas Hampson
- Countess: Sonya Yoncheva
- Cherubino: Angela Brower
- Susanna: Christiane Karg
- Figaro: Luca Pisaroni
- Bartolo: Maurizio Muraro
- Marcellina: Anne Sofie von Otter
- Antonio: Philippe Sly
- Barbarina: Regula Mühlemann
- Basilio: Rolando Villazón
- Don Curzio: Jean-Paul Fouchécourt

Reviews

The orchestra is once again the superb Chamber Orchestra of Europe, which can’t be faulted, but its immaculate playing seems only to reinforce the sense of something machine-like and impersonal. A fortepiano supplies continuo in the recitatives, and adds delicate traceries to some of the arias, but that’s the only concession to period performance.  Andrew Clements
The Guardian 15 July 2016

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