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Mozart: Le Nozze Di Figaro / Gvazava, Gallo, Ciofi, Surian, Mehta

Mozart / Gallo / Miller
Release Date: 01/29/2013 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 107277  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Eteri GvazavaGiorgio SurianPatrizia CiofiLucio Gallo
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale OrchestraFlorence Maggio Musicale Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
Length: 3 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

* A superb Florence production of one of Mozart's finest operas by distinguished English director Sir Jonathan Miller.
* The artistic director of the renowned Maggio Musicale festival Zubin Mehta brings out not only the tension and drive of the music but also its harmonic richness.
* Soprano Eteri Gvazava - internationally known since her sensational Traviata à Paris filming partnering José Cura - is wonderful to listen to and to look at as the sad but contriving Countess Almaviva. Patrizia Ciofi, the Italian belcanto star who scored highest praise as Violetta in the 2004 La Scala production of La Traviata under Riccardo Muti, is Susanna with all her intriguing acting skills and her pointed vocal intensitiy.
Read more Lucio Gallo as the count and the evil character in the plot is one of the foremost Italian baritones. The title role is sung by Giorgio Surian, a bass-baritone who started off on the Italian opera scene, but has since made a steady career on international opera houses.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Il Conte di Almaviva – Lucio Gallo
La Contessa di Almaviva – Eteri Gvazava
Susanna – Patrizia Ciofi
Figaro – Giorgio Surian
Cherubino – Marina Comparato
Marcellina – Giovanna Donadini
Bartolo – Eduardo Chama
Basilio – Sergio Bertocchi
Don Curzio – Eleonora Contucci
Antonio – Gianluca Ricci
Barbarina – Carlo Bosi
Due contadine – Gabriella Cecchi / Laura Lensi

Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Chorus and Orchestra

(chorus master: José Luis Basso)

Zubin Mehta, conductor

Jonathan Miller, stage director
Peter J. Davison, set designer
Sue Blane, costume designer
Susanna Quaranta, choreographer

Recorded live from the Teatro Communale Florence, 2003

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish
Running time: 181 mins
No. of DVDs: 2 (DVD 9)

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Works on This Recording

Le nozze di Figaro, K 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Eteri Gvazava (Soprano), Giorgio Surian (Bass Baritone), Patrizia Ciofi (Soprano),
Lucio Gallo (Baritone)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra,  Florence Maggio Musicale Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 

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