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Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro / Alvarez, Welser-Most, Teatro alla Scala

Release Date: 01/05/2018 
Label:  C Major   Catalog #: 743108  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  James VaughanKristin SveinsdottirKresimir SpicerAnna Maria Chiuri,   ... 
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di MilanoCoro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano
Number of Discs: 2 
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For the 225th anniversary of Mozart’s death, La Scala Theatre presents a new production of Le nozze di Figaro that had been entrusted to the extraordinary director Frederic Wake-Walker (author of a production of La finta giardiniera which was the revelation of the Glyndebourne Festival in 2014). He focusses the action of the piece on the instability of love: “Le nozze di Figaro presents us with an impossibility – a world where everyone is loving and forgiving.” The approach to his direction is “elaborate and very innovative” and “also musically, the new production of Figaro is worth a tour to Milan." (NZZ) "the cast is magnificient.”
Read more (Kurier) “… when Diana Damrau enters as the Countess, we get a performance of special gravitas. Even the orchestra, under Franz Welser-Möst’s baton, melts to such grace.” (Financial Times)
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Works on This Recording

Le nozze di Figaro, K 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  James Vaughan (Piano), Kristin Sveinsdottir (Mezzo Soprano), Kresimir Spicer (Tenor),
Anna Maria Chiuri (Soprano), Marianne Crebassa (Mezzo Soprano), Golda Schultz (Soprano),
Diana Damrau (Soprano), Markus Werba (Baritone), Carlos Alvarez (Baritone),
Theresa Zisser (Soprano), Andrea Concetti (Bass), Francesca Manzo (Soprano),
Simone Groppo (Cello)
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano,  Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 

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