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Wolfgang Amade Mozart, Pietro Lichtenthal: Il Ratto Dal Serraglio

Mozart / Morace / I Polifonici Vicentini / Rigon
Release Date: 07/10/2015 
Label:  Bongiovanni   Catalog #: 2476   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Pietro Lichtenthal
Performer:  Tatiana AguiarGabriele SagonaSandra PastranaFrancesco Marsiglia,   ... 
Conductor:  Giovanni Battista Rigon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Olympic Theater OrchestraI Polifonici Vicentini
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Among Mozart’s major operas, in the 1830s, two of his works remained unknown because they did not conform to contemporary Italian tastes: the Turkish-style singspiel, Il ratto dal serraglio and Idomeneo. To assure a successful La Scala staging, physician and musicologist Pietro (Peter) Lichtenthal (1780-1853) undertook a considerable re-working of one of them, “Seraglio”. In the end, however, La Scala never staged this adaptation of the opera. The musical material prepared by Lichtenthal was only heard for the first—and perhaps, last—time at the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza in May 2012. Among Mozart’s major operas, in the 1830s, two of his works remained unknown because they did not conform to contemporary Italian tastes: the Turkish-style singspiel, Il ratto dal serraglio and Idomeneo. To assure a successful La Scala staging, physician and musicologist Pietro (Peter) Lichtenthal (1780-1853) undertook a considerable re-working of one of them, “Seraglio”. In the end, however, La Scala never staged this adaptation of the opera. The musical material prepared by Lichtenthal was only heard for the first—and perhaps, last—time at the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza in May 2012. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Il Ratto dal Serraglio by Pietro Lichtenthal
Performer:  Tatiana Aguiar (Soprano), Gabriele Sagona (Bass), Sandra Pastrana (Soprano),
Francesco Marsiglia (Tenor), Filippo Morace (Baritone), Carlos Natale (Tenor)
Conductor:  Giovanni Battista Rigon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Olympic Theater Orchestra,  I Polifonici Vicentini
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838 

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