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Mozart: Le Nozze Di Figaro / Mehta, Bruscantini, Berganza

Release Date: 08/25/1998 
Label:  Opera D'oro   Catalog #: 1161   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Mario PetriTeresa BerganzaSena JurinacSesto Bruscantini,   ... 
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra RomeItalian Radio Chorus Rome
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 41 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Here's a surprise entry into the Figaro sweepstakes: A live reading under the energetic, witty-but-firm leadership of Zubin Mehta, a too-infrequent visitor to the opera house, with a fine international cast. Sesto Bruscantini is the ideal Figaro, knowing and outraged but a really good guy, and Teresa Stratas, early in her career, is simply perfect as Susanna--on top of it all, sassy, and, I might add, in very good voice. Mario Petri's Count, while not as vocally fresh as some, is right on the money, and the same can be said for Sena Jurinac's wistful but lively Countess. Teresa Berganza's Cherubino is a treasure. The rest of the large cast is good, with Giorgio Tadeo's Bartolo standing particularly tall. The sound is good enough, as is the Read more playing of the RAI Rome orchestra. At this price, there's a chance that you can't do better.

--Robert Levine, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

Le nozze di Figaro, K 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Mario Petri (Bass), Teresa Berganza (Mezzo Soprano), Sena Jurinac (Soprano),
Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone), Teresa Stratas (Soprano), Nucci Condo (Mezzo Soprano),
Agostino Lazzari (Tenor), Lilia Reyes (Soprano), Licia Scarpelli (),
Alfredo Mariotti (Bass), Angelo degl' Innocenti (Tenor), Rosetta Arena (Mezzo Soprano),
Giorgio Tadeo (Bass)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Rome,  Italian Radio Chorus Rome
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Live  Rome, Italy 
Language: Italian 

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