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Opera In English - Mozart: The Marriage Of Figaro


Release Date: 09/21/2004 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 3113   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christopher PurvesVictoria JoyceDiana MontagueFrances McCafferty,   ... 
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia OrchestraGeoffrey Mitchell Choir
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 44 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Few operas benefit as much as does Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro from being sung in the language of the audience. Even in this age of super-titles, there is no substitute for the direct communication from singers to audience in this brilliantly conceived social comedy. Thus, this new recording may well be one of the most important releases in Chandos’s admirable “Opera in English” project...this is a very well paced, lovingly shaped performance that binds into a persuasive whole. Chandos’s recording is, as is usually the case, on the reverberant side, but not unpleasantly so. An excellent essay accompanies the set, along with a complete English printed text." Henry Fogel, FANFARE "Few operas benefit as much as does Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro from being sung in the language of the audience. Even in this age of super-titles, there is no substitute for the direct communication from singers to audience in this brilliantly conceived social comedy. Thus, this new recording may well be one of the most important releases in Chandos’s admirable “Opera in English” project...this is a very well paced, lovingly shaped performance that binds into a persuasive whole. Chandos’s recording is, as is usually the case, on the reverberant side, but not unpleasantly so. An excellent essay accompanies the set, along with a complete English printed text." Henry Fogel, FANFARE Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christopher Purves (Baritone), Victoria Joyce (Soprano), Diana Montague (Mezzo Soprano),
Frances McCafferty (Mezzo Soprano), Yvonne Kenny (Soprano), Rebecca Evans (Soprano),
William Dazeley (Baritone), John Graham-Hall (Tenor), Jonathan Veira (Bass Baritone),
Graeme Danby (Bass), Stuart Kale (Tenor), Yvette Bonner (Soprano),
Sarah Tynan (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Blackheath Halls, London, England 
Length: 163 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Blackheath Halls, London, England (09/01/2003 - 09/07/2003) 

Sound Samples

Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Overture
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Act I: 15, 16, 20, 30 (Figaro, Susanna)
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Act I: What on earth are you measuring (Susanna, Figaro)
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Act I: Supposing one evening the Countess (Susanna, Figaro)
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Act I: All right. Shut up and listen (Susanna, Figaro)
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Act I: Bravo, my lord and master! (Figaro)
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Act I: So, little master, you're dressed to go dancing (Figaro)
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Act I: But why did you wait till the day of the wedding (Bartolo, Marcellina)
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Act I: Now for vengeance, glorious vengeance! (Bartolo)
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Act I: So all is not lost (Marcellina, Susanna)
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Act I: I bow to your grace (Marcellina, Susanna)
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Act I: Good riddance, you old spinster (Susanna, Cherubino)
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Act I: I don't know what it is that I'm feeling (Cherubino)
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Act I: Now I'm done for! (Cherubino, Susanna, Count, Basilio)
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Act I: Susanna, heaven bless you! (Basilio, Susanna, Count)
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Act I: It's outrageous! Search the castle (Count, Basilio, Susanna)
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Act I: Basilio, run and tell Figaro to come here (Count, Susanna, Cherubino, Basilio)
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Act I: Praise and adore him (Chorus)
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Act I: So what is all this nonsense? (Count, Figaro, Susanna)
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Act I: Praise and adore him (Chorus)
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Act I: God bless you! (Figaro, Susanna, Basilio, Cherubino)
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Act I: Here's an end to your life as a rover (Figaro)
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Act II: Hear my prayer, humbly I beg you (Countess)
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Act II: Come here, dear Susanna, and finish your story (Countess, Susanna, Figaro)
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Act II: How it grieves me, Susanna (Countess, Susanna, Cherubino)
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Act II: Tell me what love is (Cherubino)
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Act II: Bravo, your voice is lovely (Countess, Susanna, Cherubino)
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Act II: Kneel down and let me look at you (Susanna)
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Act II: Enough of this nonsense! (Countess, Susanna, Cherubino, Count)
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Act II: What does this mean? (Count, Countess)
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Act II: Come out of there, Susanna! (Count, Countess, Susanna)
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Act II: So you're proposing not to open it? (Count, Countess)
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Act II: Don't worry, Cherubino (Susanna, Cherubino)
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Act II: Everything as I left it (Count, Countess)
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Act II: Out you come, you vile seducer (Count, Countess)
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Act II: You called, sir? (Susanna, Count, Countess)
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Act II: I cannot believe it (Countess, Susanna, Count)
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Act II: The wedding procession is ready and waiting (Figaro, Count, Susanna, Countess)
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Act II: Oh, my lord!, My lord! (Antonio, Count, Countess, Susanna, Figaro)
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Act II: Noble lord, we come for justice (Marcellina, Basilio, Bartolo, Count, Countess, Figaro, Susanna)

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