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Mozart: Il Re Pastore / Mcnair, Hadley, Marriner

Mozart / Blasi / Mcnair / Amf / Marriner
Release Date: 04/11/2006 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 000643009  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Iris VermillionSylvia McNairJerry HadleyAngela Maria Blasi
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In a major operatic addition to Mozart’s 250th Anniversary, this release sees the first availability of Mozart’s early masterpiece, his opera seria, ‘Il re pastore’, on DVD. Its story, set in Classical antiquity, tells of the thwarted love of Aminta (the innocent ‘shepherd king’ of the title) for the well-born Elisa, and that of the nobleman Agenore for the deposed tyrant’s daughter Tamiri. No less a figure than Alexander the Great resolves these conflicts of private passion and public status. First performed in Salzburg in 1775, Sir Neville Marriner conducts a top international cast, including Sylvia McNair, Jerry Hadley and Iris Vermillion, in this 1989 staging from Salzburg’s Landestheater.

The disc features both CD-quality
Read more stereo and a DTS 5.1 surround sound, and subtitles in English, French, German, Spanish and Chinese.

Extra features consist of a Mozart Picture Gallery and Mozart Chronology.

Duration: 115 minutes
Disc Format: NTSC
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 (full screen)
Region: 0 (all)
Sound Format: LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1 Surround
Recorded/Filmed: 1989, Landestheater, Salzburg
Menu Languages: English
Subtitle Languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese
Booklet Languages: English, French, German
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Works on This Recording

1. Il rè pastore, K 208 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Iris Vermillion (Mezzo Soprano), Sylvia McNair (Soprano), Jerry Hadley (Tenor),
Angela Maria Blasi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Venue:  Salzburg, Austria 

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