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Mozart: Mitridate, rč di Ponto / Croft, Persson, Minkowski

Mozart / Croft / Persson / Mehta / Bohlin
Release Date: 02/13/2007 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000838009  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Pascal BertinMiah PerssonNetta OrRichard Croft,   ... 
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens du Louvre
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Imported from : European Union   
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"A maximum of furious orchestral power...an opera of shattering emotions and volatile hyper-excitement with exuberant passion." -- Süddeutsche Zeitung

Mozart wrote Mitridate for Milan when he was just 14 years old. Based on a play by French dramatist Racine, Mozart's opera is a superb exploration of love, jealousy and politics expressed through some of his most spectacular vocal music. The cast for this Salzburg production, under the baton of Marc Minkowski conducting his Musiciens du Louvre, is lead by American tenor Richard Croft as Mitridate King of Pontus, Swedish soprano Miah Persson and rising-star countertenor Bejun Mehta.

Set in a prison-like courtyard beneath a vast mirror and a chorus of
Read more Mozarts, Gunter Kramer's upadated production accopanies Mozart's technically demanding and impassioned arias with a mixture of expressionism and modern manners that brings the characters' interactions to life.

The Salzburg Festival 2006 will be remembered for the remarkable achievement of staging all 22 of Mozart's stage works. This major Mozart landmark, 250 years after his birth, has been preserved on film for release by Decca and Deutsche Grammophon on 19 DVDs.

Richard Croft (Mitridate)
Netta Or (Aspasia)
Miah Persson (Sifare)
Bejun Mehta (Farnace)
Ingela Bohlin (Ismene)
Colin Lee (Marzio)
Pascal Bertin (Arbate)

Les Musiciens du Louvre, Grenoble
Marc Minkowski (Conductor)
Director: Günter Krämer
Stage design: Jürgen Bäckmann
Costume design: Falk Bauer
Lighting design: Manfred Voss
Choreography: Otto Pichler

Duration: 151 minutes
Disc Format: NTSC
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (widescreen)
Region: 0 (all)
Sound: PCM Stero + DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese
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Works on This Recording

Mitridate, rč di Ponto, K 87 (74a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Pascal Bertin (Countertenor), Miah Persson (Soprano), Netta Or (Soprano),
Richard Croft (Tenor), Bejun Mehta (Countertenor), Ingela Bohlin (Soprano),
Colin Lee (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens du Louvre
Period: Classical 
Written: 1770; Milan, Italy 
Date of Recording: 2006 
Venue:  Salzburg Festival, Austria 
Length: 151 Minutes 0 Secs. 

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