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Mozart - The Great Operas [13-DVD Set]

Mozart / Schafer / Graham / Alvarez / Pregardien
Release Date: 03/25/2014 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 1131  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ramón VargasEkaterina SiurinaMagdalena KozenáJeffrey Francis,   ... 
Conductor:  Roger NorringtonConstantinos CarydisSylvain CambrelingVictor Pablo Pérez,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata SalzburgSalzburg Bach ChoirNetherlands Opera Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 13 
Length: 24 Hours 20 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

From the mythological setting of Idomeneo via the sparkling wit of Le nozze di Figaro and powerful tragicomedy of Don Giovanni to the fantastical workings of the late Singspiel Die Zauberflöte, Mozart’s mature operas stand among the greatest achievements of Western art, dramas that illuminate the composer’s creativity as a whole and which stood out in their own time for the new level of characterisation, wit and lessons on life and humanity they brought to the musical stage. Featuring recordings made during the last ten years from some of the world’s leading opera houses, this collection offers an acclaimed series of productions that present consummate interpretations of Mozart’s scores through striking set designs and peerless Read more singing, paying homage to a group of masterpieces which are just as relevant today as when they were first performed.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(13-DVD Box Set)


Idomeneo - Ramón Vargas
Idamante - Magdalena Kožená
Ilia - Ekaterina Siurina
Elettra - Anja Harteros
Arbace - Jeffrey Francis

Salzburg Bach Chor
(chorus master: Alois Glassner)
Camerata Salzburg
Roger Norrington
, conductor

Karl-Ernst Hermann, stage director, set and costume designer
Ursel Herman, stage director

Recorded live from the Salzburg Festival, 2006

  Die Entführung aus dem Serail

Konstanze - Laura Aikin
Belmonte - Edgaras Montvidas
Osmin - Kurt Rydl
Blonde - Mojca Erdmann
Pedrillo - Michael Smallwood
Bassa Selim - Steven Van Watermeulen

Chorus of De Nederlandse Opera
The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
Constantinos Carydis
, conductor

Johan Simons, stage director

Recorded live at Het Musiektheater, Amsterdam on 2, 7 and 19 February 2008

Le nozze di Figaro

Il Conte di Almaviva - Peter Mattei
La Contessa di Alamviva - Christiane Oelze
Susanna - Heidi Grant Murphy
Figaro - Lorenzo Regazzo
Cherubino - Christine Schäfer
Marcellina - Helene Schneiderman
Bartolo - Roland Bracht
Don Basilio - Burkhard Ulrich
Don Curzio - Eberhard Francesco Lorenz
Barbarina - Cassandre Berthon
Antonio - Frederic Caton

Paris National Opera Chorus and Orchestra
(chorus master: Peter Burian)
Sylvain Cambreling, conductor

Christoph Marthaler, stage director
Anna Viebrock, set and costume designer
Olaf Winter, lighting designer
Thomas Stache, choreographer

Recorded live at the Palais Garnier, Paris, 2006

Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni - Carlos Álvarez
Commendatore - Alfred Reiter
Donna Anna - María Bayo
Don Ottavio - José Bros
Donna Elvira - Sonia Ganassi
Leporello - Lorenzo Regazzo
Masetto - José Antonio López
Zerlina - María José Moreno

Madrid Teatro Real Chorus and Orchestra
(chorus master: Jordi Casas Bayer)
Victor Pablo Pérez, conductor

Lluis Pasqual, stage director
Ezio Frigerio, set designer
Franca Squarciapino, costume designer
Wolfgang von Zoubek, lighting designer
Nuria Castejón, choreographer

Recorded live at the Teatro Real de Madrid, 8, 10 and 12 October 2005

Cosi fan tutte

Ferrando - Topi Lehtipuu
- Luca Pisaroni
Don Alfonso -
Nicolas Rivenq
Fiordiligi -
Miah Persson
Dorabella -
Anke Vondung
Despina -
Ainhoa Garmendia

The Glyndebourne Chorus
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Iván Fischer
, Conductor

Nicholas Hytner, Stage Director

Recorded live at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera in June and July 2006

La Clemenza di Tito

Sesto - Susan Graham
Annio - Hannah Esther Minutillo
Vitellia - Catherine Naglestad
Servilia - Ekaterina Siurina
Publio - Roland Bracht
Tito - Christoph Prégardien

Paris National Opera Chorus and Orchestra
(chorus master: Peter Burian)
Sylvain Cambreling, conductor

Ursel Herrmann, stage director
Karl-Ernst Herrmann, stage director

Recorded live at the Palais Garnier, Paris, May and June 2005

Die Zauberflöte

Sarastro - Günther Groissböck
Tamino - Saimir Pirgu
Queen of the Night - Albina Shagimuratova
Pamina - Genia Kühmeier
Papagena - Ailish Tynan
Papageno - Alex Esposito
Monostatos - Peter Bronder

Milan La Scala Chorus and Orchestra
Roland Böer
, conductor

William Kentridge, stage director

Recorded live at La Teatro alla Scala, 20 March 2011

- Overview of The Magic Flute
- Illustrated synopsis


Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian + Chinese (Idomeneo) / Dutch (Serail)
Running time: 24 hours 20 mins
No. of DVDs: 13
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Works on This Recording

Idomeneo, K 366 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ramón Vargas (Tenor), Ekaterina Siurina (Soprano), Magdalena Kozená (Mezzo Soprano),
Jeffrey Francis (Tenor), Robin Leggate (Tenor), Anja Harteros (Soprano),
Günther Groissböck (Baritone), Andreas Schlager (Tenor)
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Salzburg,  Salzburg Bach Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Munich, Germany 
Date of Recording: 2006 
Venue:  Salzburg Festival, Austria 
Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K 384 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Laura Aikin (Soprano), Kurt Rydl (Bass), Mojca Erdmann (Soprano),
Edgaras Montvidas (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantinos Carydis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Opera Chorus,  Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/2008 
Venue:  Het Musiektheater, Amsterdam 
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lorenzo Regazzo (Bass), Heidi Grant Murphy (Soprano), Christiane Oelze (Soprano),
Peter Mattei (Baritone), Christine Schäfer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sylvain Cambreling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris National Opera Chorus,  Paris National Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 2006 
Don Giovanni, K 527 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lorenzo Regazzo (Bass), Carlos Alvarez (Baritone), Alfred Reiter (Bass),
Maria Bayo (Soprano), Antonio Lopez (Guitar), Sonia Ganassi (Mezzo Soprano),
José Bros (Tenor)
Conductor:  Victor Pablo Pérez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Teatro Real Orchestra,  Madrid Teatro Real Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague 
Date of Recording: 2005 
Cosě fan tutte, K 588 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ainhoa Garmendia (Soprano), Anke Vondung (Mezzo Soprano), Luca Pisaroni (Bass Baritone),
Nicolas Rivenq (Baritone), Topi Lehtipuu (Tenor), Miah Persson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Iván Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment,  Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 2006 
Venue:  Live Glyndebourne Festival 
La clemenza di Tito, K 621 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ekaterina Siurina (Soprano), Susan Graham (Mezzo Soprano), Hannah Minutillo (Mezzo Soprano),
Catherine Naglestad (Soprano), Roland Bracht (Bass), Christoph Prégardien (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sylvain Cambreling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris National Opera Chorus,  Paris National Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Prague 
Die Zauberflöte, K 620 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Peter Bronder (Tenor), Günther Groissböck (Baritone), Saimir Pirgu (Tenor),
Albina Shagimuratova (Soprano), Genia Kühmeier (Soprano), Alex Esposito (Bass),
Ailish Tynan (Soprano)
Conductor:  Roland Böer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 

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