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Mozart: Da Ponte Operas / Harnoncourt, Fischer, De Billy, Vienna Philharmonic

Release Date: 06/28/2011 
Label:  Euroarts   Catalog #: 2058818  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christine SchäferBo SkovhusIldebrando D'ArcangeloAnna Netrebko,   ... 
Conductor:  Nikolaus HarnoncourtBertrand De BillyAdám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic OrchestraVienna State Opera Chorus KonzertvereinigungVienna State Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 6 
Length: 9 Hours 56 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Cosě fan tutte

Staged by Claus Guth, directed by Brian Large
Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Adam Fischer, Bertrand de Billy

Claus Guth’s celebrated Mozart-Da Ponte opera trilogy at the Salzburg Festival for the first time in one DVD box set! These new, excitingly original productions feature superb orchestral playing and world-class conductors as well as outstanding casts. “A triumph for Mozart… Netrebko’s golden radiance and dark velvet are ideal” (Salzburger Nachrichten) is just one example of the enthusiastic acclaim with which the international press
Read more hailed these fresh and dynamic performances.

DVD 1&2: Le nozze di Figaro
Figaro: Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, Susanna: Anna Netrebko, Il Conte Di Almaviva: Bo Skovhus, La Contessa: Dorothea Röschmann, Cherubino: Christine Schäfer, Marcellina: Marie McLaughlin, Bartolo: Franz-Josef Selig, Basilio: Patrick Henckens, Don Curzio: Oliver Ringelhahn, Antonio: Florian Boesch, Barbarina: Eva Liebau, Cherub: Uli Kirsch Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Bonus: A documentary by Sylvia Griss & Alexander Hellbrügge

DVD 3&4 Don Giovanni
Don Giovanni: Christopher Maltman, Il Commendatore: Anatoli Kotscherga, Donna Anna: Annette Dasch, Don Ottavio: Matthew Polenzani, Donna Elvira: Dorothea Röschmann, Leporello: Erwin Schrott, Zerlina: Ekaterina Siurina, Masetto: Alex Esposito Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopern Chor, Wiener Philharmoniker
Conductor: Bertrand de Billy

DVD 5&6: Cosě fan tutte
Fiordiligi: Miah Persson, Dorabella: Isabel Leonard, Guglielmo: Florian Boesch, Ferrando: Topi Lehtipuu, Despina: Patricia Petibon, Don Alfonso: Bo Skovhus Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopern Chor, Wiener Philharmoniker
Conductor: Adam Fischer

RUN TIME: 596 mins Read less

Works on This Recording

Le nozze di Figaro, K 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christine Schäfer (Soprano), Bo Skovhus (Baritone), Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Bass),
Anna Netrebko (Soprano), Dorothea Röschmann (Soprano)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Don Giovanni, K 527 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ekaterina Siurina (Soprano), Dorothea Röschmann (Soprano), Erwin Schrott (Bass Baritone),
Matthew Polenzani (Tenor), Annette Dasch (Soprano), Anatolij Kotscherga (Bass),
Christopher Maltman (Baritone), Alex Esposito (Bass)
Conductor:  Bertrand De Billy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague 
Cosě fan tutte, K 588 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Patricia Petibon (Soprano), Miah Persson (Soprano), Florian Boesch (Baritone),
Isabel Leonard (Mezzo Soprano), Topi Lehtipuu (Tenor), Bo Skovhus (Baritone)
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Engaging Contemporary Stagings with Great Voices August 25, 2012 By Peter K. (Fort Collins, CO) See All My Reviews "Usually I enjoy a traditional staging, and have "Cosi" in an earlier Salzburg version with a very traditional feel. Unfortunately, it is somewhat boring. That cannot be said of any of these productions! Stagings are inventive beyond my wildest expectations, especially in "Don Giovanni", which is set almost entirely in a forest. But somehow it all works. The singing is terrific, as is the acting. The ensemble in "Cosi" is especially noteworthy, though the effect is to make this a much more unlikeable opera in terms of what the wager puts the women through emotionally. They convey their emotions in action and voice, and it works. Completely engaging. Despina is especially fine. Donna Elvira is my other favorite singer in this set, and fortunately she also sings the Countess. Tempos in the "Giovanni" are on the fast side, but the singers handle them well. The conception of "Don Giovanni" is unique and alters the psychological impact of the opera's action completely--I won't give it away. Note, however, that for dramatic reasons they cut the Act II finale and end the opera with the death of Don Giovanni. I love that final sextet and miss it, but have it on another DVD of the opera--the very much still watchable 1950s Salzburg production with Cesare Siepi put out with the DGG anniversary box set. I highly recommend this new set for its musical values alone, but also for its inventive staging and amazing acting." Report Abuse
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