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Mozart: La Finta Giardiniera / Ostman, Aruhn, Kale, Croft

Mozart / Aruhn / Kale / Pilat / Croft / Skoglund
Release Date: 05/26/2009 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 4516  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Richard CroftBritt-Marie AruhnStuart KaleEva Pilat,   ... 
Conductor:  Arnold Östman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Drottningholm Court Theatre OrchestraDrottningholm Court Theatre Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 2 Hours 30 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This perfect exposition starts off with three classic buffo roles – an amorous old man, a wily maid and a handsome young gardener. The Cavaliere offers a “serious” role à la opera seria. And a female gardener who is “finta”, in other words a fake, is a “mezzo carattere” – the title given in opera buffa to roles that are allowed to alternate between the comic and the serious, between sentimentality and drama. With its clever changes between major and minor keys, this plot is anything but clichéd.

Kultur is proud to present Mozart from the intimate setting of Sweden’s Drottningholm Court Theatre,dating back to 1766, providing a perfect stage for these operas and featuring excellent casts and superb directors,
Read more accompanied by period instruments for a truly authentic experience.

“For true Mozart stick with Drottningholm.”
- Gramophone

“Excellent standard… notable for the clarity of the period-instrument sound and for a production wholly appropriate to the tiny Drottningholm space.”
- Gramophone

Chorus and Orchestra of the Drottningholm Court Theatre
Conducted by Arnold Östman
Libretto by Giuseppe Petrosellini
Featuring Stuart Kale, Britt-Marie Aruhn, Ann Christine Biel and Richard Croft

Region: 1 (US and Canada)
Running Time: 150 minutes
Picture Format: NTSC
Color: Color
Language: Italian
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
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Works on This Recording

1. La finta giardiniera, K 196 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Richard Croft (Tenor), Britt-Marie Aruhn (Soprano), Stuart Kale (Tenor),
Eva Pilat (Soprano), Annika Skoglund (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Arnold Östman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra,  Drottningholm Court Theatre Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Munich, Germany 

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