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Mozart: Idomeneo, Re Di Creta / Guidarini, Streit, Gulin, Tamar, Ganassi

Mozart / Guidarini / Gulin / Tamar / Ganassi
Release Date: 06/29/2010 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8660250-52   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Carmine DuranteAntonietta BelloneDario MagnaboscoSonia Ganassi,   ... 
Conductor:  Marco Guidarini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Naples Teatro San Carlo ChorusNaples Teatro San Carlo Orchestra
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"One of those works that even a genius of highest rank, like Mozart, could write only once in his life." - Alfred Einstein

The notable musicologist Alfred Einstein commented that Idomeneo is ‘one of those works that even a genius of highest rank, like Mozart, could write only once in his life’. Every page of the score deserves appreciation. Of the many exceptional arias and ensembles, especially notable is the third act quartet ‘Andrò ramingo e solo’, one of the most moving concerted numbers in any Mozart opera. This recording is based on the original 1781 Munich version, without the extended ballet but including some music cut by Mozart before the première.
"One of those works that even a genius of highest rank, like Mozart, could write only once in his life." - Alfred Einstein

The notable musicologist Alfred Einstein commented that Idomeneo is ‘one of those works that even a genius of highest rank, like Mozart, could write only once in his life’. Every page of the score deserves appreciation. Of the many exceptional arias and ensembles, especially notable is the third act quartet ‘Andrò ramingo e solo’, one of the most moving concerted numbers in any Mozart opera. This recording is based on the original 1781 Munich version, without the extended ballet but including some music cut by Mozart before the première.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Idomeneo, K 366 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Carmine Durante (Bass), Antonietta Bellone (Alto), Dario Magnabosco (Tenor),
Sonia Ganassi (Mezzo Soprano), Iano Tamar (Soprano), Angeles Gulin (Soprano),
Kurt Streit (Tenor), Jörg Schneider (Tenor), Deyan Vatchkov (Bass),
Lucia Gaeta (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marco Guidarini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Naples Teatro San Carlo Chorus,  Naples Teatro San Carlo Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Munich, Germany 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Outstanding Recording September 28, 2013 By Henry S. (Springfield, VA) See All My Reviews "Not having had any prior exposure to Idomeneo, as I listened for the first time, I was thoroughly impressed by the magic of Mozart's compostional genius and especially by the consistently superior quality of this Naxos version. The excellent cast and a fine opera orchestra combine in a live 1994 performance from Naples, Italy, to deliver a wonderful performance, full of great singing and Mozart's typical orchestral lyricism. In this opera, the female singers are nothing short of exceptional, with Angeles Gulin as Ilia, Iano Tamar at Elettra, and Sonia Ganassi as Idamante (a male character in the plot, but sung by a female per Mozart's direction). There are only 2 important male roles, Idomeneo himself, sung by American tenor Kurt Streit, and Arbace, sung by Austrian Jorg Schneider. Both roles are given superb character development by these two great singers. As any opera fan already knows, Mozart was a master in creating memorable arias, and those contained in Idomeneo are no exception. This recording is a prime example of Naxos' successful investment in opera, centering around smaller opera orchestras and performance venues. For those who seeking opera recordings of consistent excellence at a bargain price, Naxos' entire opera lineup is worth investigating... and Idomeneo should be considered as one of the jewels produced so far, in my opinion. I give this very attractive recording a strong recommendation." Report Abuse
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