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Royal Opera House - The Mozart Experience / Mcgegan, Et Al


Release Date: 03/23/1999 
Label:  Conifer   Catalog #: 55031   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Della JonesJohn PayneLynne DawsonInger Dam-Jensen,   ... 
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

To experience the full range of Mozart's gifts, one really has to go to the opera. Following the success of earlier Puccini and Tchaikovsky collections, BMG/Conifer offers a survey of arias from Mozart's career, all performed by English soloists under the auspices of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. In addition to familiar late masterpieces, there is some wonderful early music here: a lovely aria from 'Ascanio in Alba,' written when Mozart was 17, and the haunting "Ruhe sanft" from 'Zaide,' a never-completed "Turkish" piece that became something of a test run for 'Die EntfŘhrung aus dem Serail.'
There is plenty of good singing to go around, too: Soprano Lynne Dawson is radiantly beautiful in the 'Ascanio' aria as well as the "Dove
Read more sono" from 'Figaro,' while mezzo Della Jones movingly conveys the delicate emotions of that same opera's "Voi che sapete." Tenor Anthony Rolfe Johnson is stylishly impeccable in the numbers he sings from 'Die EntfŘhrung,' 'Cosý fan tutte' and 'Die Zau÷berflote.' Conductor Nicholas McGegan delivers the kind of alert, pointed accompaniment one might expect from a seasoned early-music opera specialist. Their performances speak volumes for the state of opera in London and, as always, Mozart speaks for himself. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
La clemenza di Tito, K 621: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Prague, Czech Republ 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 
2.
La clemenza di Tito, K 621: Parto, parto, ma tu ben mio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Della Jones (Mezzo Soprano), John Payne (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
Ascanio in Alba, K 111: Si, ma d'un altro amore by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lynne Dawson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Milan, Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4.
Zaide, K 344 (336b): Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Inger Dam-Jensen (Soprano)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1780; Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: German 
5.
Zaide, K 344 (336b): Tiger, Wetze nur die Klauen by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Inger Dam-Jensen (Soprano)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1780; Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: German 
6.
Die EntfŘhrung aus dem Serail, K 384: O wie ńngstlich, o wie feurig by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection begins with "Konstanze!..." 
7.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Non pi¨ andrai farfallone amoroso by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Franšois Le Roux (Baritone)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Voi che sapete che cosa Ŕ amor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Della Jones (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Hai giÓ vinta la causa!...Vedr˛, metr'io sospiro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Franšois Le Roux (Baritone)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: E Susanna non vien...Dove sono by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lynne Dawson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Giunse alfin il momento...Deh vieni, non tardar by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Inger Dam-Jensen (Soprano)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12.
Don Giovanni, K 527: LÓ ci darem la mano by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Inger Dam-Jensen (Soprano), Franšois Le Roux (Baritone)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13.
Don Giovanni, K 527: Finch' han dal vino [Brindisi] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Franšois Le Roux (Baritone)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14.
Don Giovanni, K 527: Deh vieni alla finestra [Serenade] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  James Ellis (Mandolin), Franšois Le Roux (Baritone)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15.
Cosý fan tutte, K 588: Soave sia il vento by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Della Jones (Mezzo Soprano), Lynne Dawson (Soprano), Franšois Le Roux (Baritone)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
16.
Cosý fan tutte, K 588: Ah costati...Smanie implacabili by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Della Jones (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17.
Cosý fan tutte, K 588: Un' aura amorosa by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
18.
Die Zauberfl÷te, K 620: Der Vogelfńnger bin ich ja by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Franšois Le Roux (Baritone)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: German 
19.
Die Zauberfl÷te, K 620: Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd sch÷n by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: German 
20.
Die Zauberfl÷te, K 620: Papagena! Papagena! by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Franšois Le Roux (Baritone), Inger Dam-Jensen (Soprano)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: German 

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