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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) 

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