Jurinac's Countess laments her plight with glassy pure tone that is slightly under-energised--possibly due to the deliberate, serene tempi of her arias. I received the CD in good time, however, when I played the cd's I discovered to my amazement CD one of act one and two, was perfect. This score is great to have if you, like me, love Mozart and his work, and wish to study in depth. Risë Stevens sings well as Cherubino, but it is a very mature, feminine sound—not at all a lovesick boy. There was a problem loading your book clubs. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. comunque ottimo libro, ben impaginato, grande quanto basta per leggere comodamente tutto (note, parole, colori). Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. The Marriage of Figaro: A Glyndebourne Opera Festival Recording. --Yngvil V.G. Very well cast and affectionately conducted it is an ensemble performance as should be. Although Gui is best known for his Rossini operas, his conducting here is infectiously joyful, and even a bit mischievous, quite in keeping the Mozartian relish of the La Nozze. Reviewed in the United States on September 11, 2015. A child prodigy who blossomed into the Classical era's most influential composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–91) wrote more than 600 works in his brief life. You can unsubscribe at any time. Sena Jurinac's Countess is warm, rich, creamy as we have come to expect in this role. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. The remastered studio recording favours the singers; the orchestra is subdued and often low in the mix, but it does deliver the Overture's clear promise to reveal a modern-minded confident Gui with an able and willing ensemble at his disposal. Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro (Amsterdam, 2016), Australian Chamber Orchestra to host digital residency at Barbican with didgeridoo player William Barton, Mozart, Beethoven, Weber, Wagner, etc (In English). Something we hope you'll especially enjoy: FBA items qualify for FREE Shipping and Amazon Prime. Excellent for study and easy to read. This is a sweetheart of a performance which introduced me to Mozart opera about 50 years ago. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. His oeuvre encompasses a wide variety of genres, including symphonic, chamber, operatic, and choral music. Free shipping . Learn more about the program. Here are five facts to know about The Marriage of Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro), one of the greatest operas ever written. The sonority of Almaviva (Calabrese)'s authoritative bass remains locked in a vocal duel with an equally assured Figaro (Bruscanini) nicely contrasted by Hugues Cuenod's Basilio, a delightfully inoffensive velvet tenor. Christiane Karg, Stéphane Degout, Eleonora Buratto, Alex Esposito, Marianne Crebassa, Katharine Goeldner, Umberto Chiummo, Krystian Adam (voices); Chorus of Dutch National Opera; Netherlands Chamber Orchestra/Ivor Bolton; dir. Still, I'd rather hear the role well sung than over acted and full of breathless sighs. In Opera, that often means just some selected Arias, and perhaps the Overture. Reviewed in the United States on December 8, 2016. The Marriage of Figaro (Italian: Le nozze di Figaro, pronounced [le ˈnɔttse di ˈfiːɡaro] ()), K. 492, is an opera buffa (comic opera) in four acts composed in 1786 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with an Italian libretto written by Lorenzo Da Ponte.It premiered at the Burgtheater in Vienna on 1 May 1786. Peters of Leipzig, gives the text in the original Italian -- and in a German translation from 1941 that's still sung in Germany and Austria today. Although this recording probably would lose out to the competition as a first-time buy, it's a delightful period-piece. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Or get 4-5 business-day shipping on this item for $5.99