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|Gabriel Bacquier, Heinz Blankenburg, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart|
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro
Le nozze di Figaro has been Glyndebourne's `signature' opera since the company was founded in 1934. To the social satire of Beaumarchais's original play da Ponte added the sparkling bustle of Italian intrigue, and Mozart a... more »
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Le nozze di Figaro has been Glyndebourne's `signature' opera since the company was founded in 1934. To the social satire of Beaumarchais's original play da Ponte added the sparkling bustle of Italian intrigue, and Mozart a miraculous, fizzing score whose music rings variations on the pains, pleasure and follies of the human heart. This recording of the 1962 Glyndebourne production features a vintage cast with Heinz Blankenburg in the title role, Mirella Freni as Susanna, who had made her international breakthrough at Glyndebourne the previous summer. **Rare recording of a Glyndebourne signature piece from the 1962 Festival with a vintage cast. **Le nozze di Figaro opened the first Glyndebourne Festival in 1934 and continues to be one of the most performed works at Glyndebourne. **Libretto translated from original Italian into English, French and German. **Extensive accompanying booklet including a commissioned article about the opera and a synopsis in English, French and German. **3 discs in 300-page hard-bound book.
Excellent sound quality for a live 1962 opera
cbeyond | Arizona, USA | 10/07/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"After listening to this well packaged 3 CD set, I am satisfied with
the purchase. It doesn't live up to the hype in the "Opera News"
review, but it is well sung. The main problem is the recording equipment used and the mix between the singers and the orchestra which is out of balance, sometimes. Some instruments are inaudible. But this was 1962. I recommend this live set to Mozart opera collectors due to the great singing and very good sound. The greatest "Le Nozze di Figaro", as stated in "A Rough Guide to Opera", is from *1955*; Erick Kleiber's studio magic with Lisa Della Casa and Cesare Siepi. Decca 289466369-2 3-CD. This is only my humble opinion.