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Mozart: Idomeneo / Pritchard, Lewis, Simoneau, Jurinac

Mozart / Lewis / Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Release Date: 09/24/2013 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 94497   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Sena JurinacLéopold SimoneauRichard LewisLucilla Udovich,   ... 
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Glyndebourne Festival ChorusGlyndebourne Festival Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Marking the end of Mozart's early operas, Idomeneo is commonly regarded as the composer's greatest serious opera and his first operatic masterpiece, containing many allusions to the style of the French lyric opera thanks to its beautiful choruses and ballets. The work was largely neglected until the mid-20th century but is now part of the standard operatic repertoire.

Richard Lewis takes the title role in this, one of the most highly regarded recordings of the work, singing 'with great beauty and sensitivity of tone, giving true pathos to the character of the unhappy king' (Gramophone), while Sena Jurinac has long been praised for her interpretations of Ilia's three arias, which are 'exquisitely sung, the high notes
Read more beautifully poised, the phrasing exemplary' (Gramophone). The Glyndebourne Festival Chorus and Orchestra are directed by celebrated Mozart interpreter, Sir John Pritchard.

Other information:
- Recorded in 1956, a classic performance of Idomeneo from Glyndebourne, conducted by Sir John Pritchard, featuring an excellent cast, with briliant Sena Jurinac and formidable Leopold Simoneau.
- Booklet contains liner notes, synopsis, the libretto available on www.brilliantclassics.com. Read less

Works on This Recording

Idomeneo, K 366 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Sena Jurinac (Soprano), Léopold Simoneau (Tenor), Richard Lewis (Tenor),
Lucilla Udovich (Soprano), James Milligan (Baritone), William Mcalpine (Tenor),
Harvey Alan (Bass)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Glyndebourne Festival Chorus,  Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Munich, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1956 
Length: 143 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

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