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Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Zubin Mehta, Agostino Lazzari
Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro
Genre: Classical
 
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (9) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (8) - Disc #3

Here is a live reading of Le Nozze di Figaro from Rome in 1968 under the energetic, witty, but firm leadership of Zubin Mehta. The international cast is on a high level. Bruscantini is the ideal Figaro, knowing and outrage...  more »

      
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Here is a live reading of Le Nozze di Figaro from Rome in 1968 under the energetic, witty, but firm leadership of Zubin Mehta. The international cast is on a high level. Bruscantini is the ideal Figaro, knowing and outraged but a really good guy, and Teresa Stratas, early in her career, is simply perfect as Susanna--on top of it all, sassy, and in very good voice. Mario Petri's Count, while not as vocally fresh as some, is right on the money; the same can be said for Sena Jurinac's wistful but lively Countess. Teresa Berganza's Cherubino is a treasure. The rest of the large cast is good. At this price, there's a chance that you can't do better. Recommended. --Robert Levine

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Great Because of Stratas and Jurinac
12/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This live 1968 performance of Le Nozze Di Figaro is one of the dozens available on recording. This one is particularly excellent because of soprano Sena Jurinac as the Countess and Teresa Stratas as Susanna. Both these artists live their roles and sing with superior musical prowess, beautiful tone and perfect diction. Sena Jurinac was born to sing the Countess. Her Mozartian soprano voice is unbeatable. She has sung countless of Mozart heroines, and she is perhaps the only soprano to sing all three Figaro female parts - Susanna, Cherubino and the Countess. She has sung successful Fiordiligis, Dona Anas and Dona Elviras. Her voice was also suitable for dramatic parts or lyrico spinto parts like Tosca and Madame Butterfly. Teresa Stratas was very young in this recording (I believe she was twenty something) and her voice is saccharine but strong. It is a radiant Susannah we get to hear. The others are only serviceable and it's a shame Stratas and Jurinac were not cast with superior singers that were indeed available for this Figaro, i.e. singers like Dietrich Fischer Dieskau, Giuseppe Taddei, Hermann Prey, Peter Schreir, Anneliese Rothenberger, Tatianna Troyanos, Teresa Berganza, Luigi Alva, Cesare Valleti, Kenneth Reigle and others. This is still a terrific recording due to the great Sena Jurinac, mistress of Mozart, and Teresa Stratas, who also sang in Cosi Fan Tutte opposite Kiri Te Kenawa around the same time. A must have for fans of these two glorious sopranos."