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All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
This 1955 EMI recording of "Le nozze di Figaro" from the Glyndebourne Festival is deservedly a legendary account of the opera. Vittorio Gui's reading of the score is essentially conventional, in the best sense -- he avoids imposing interpretive eccentricities, and he allows the music and the drama to unfold naturally, while remaining constantly alert to the nuances of the score's details. He's working with a superb group of expert Mozart comedians, and he gives them the freedom and flexibility to shine both as individuals and in their ensembles. He's especially sensitive to the recitatives as vehicles to sharpen the individuality of the characters and advance the opera's...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
This 1955 EMI recording of "Le nozze di Figaro" from the Glyndebourne Festival is deservedly a legendary account of the opera. Vittorio Gui's reading of the score is essentially conventional, in the best sense -- he avoids imposing interpretive eccentricities, and he allows the music and the drama to unfold naturally, while remaining constantly alert to the nuances of the score's details. He's working with a superb group of expert Mozart comedians, and he gives them the freedom and flexibility to shine both as individuals and in their ensembles. He's especially sensitive to the recitatives as vehicles to sharpen the individuality of the characters and advance the opera's humor. The sense of camaraderie among the singers, most of whom had performed the opera at the festival, is evident in the naturalness and spontaneity of the repartee. Sesto Bruscantini brings a laid-back confidence to Figaro that pleasantly contrasts with the more manic interpretations that tend to characterize many performances; he is certainly not lacking in passion, but even "Se vuol ballare" has a relaxed assurance that he no doubt will be able to easily give the Count the comeuppance he deserves. Graziella Sciutti is an innocent but wise Susanna, and she radiantly sings. Risë Stevens sounds a little mature for Cherubino, missing the youthful vocal sheen that would be ideal for the role, but her characterization is vividly drawn. As the Countess, Sena Jurinac is piercingly sad in her moments of solitary reflection, and her vocal production is warm, rich, and subtly modulated. Franco Calabrese, the least well known of the principals, has a marvelously dark bass-baritone that gives the Count undeniable menace. The smaller roles are all splendidly taken; Monica Sinclair as Marcellina and Hugues Cuénod as Don Basilio are particularly effective and expressive. The Glyndebourne Orchestra and Chorus perform with graceful ease. The sound of the early stereo recording is surprisingly clean and vibrant. This admirable version deserves the attention of any fans of the opera.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/14/2008
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • EAN: 5099921295522
  • Catalog Number: 12955

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Overture - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra (4:04)
  2. 2 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 1. Duet. Cinque... dieci... venti - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Sesto Bruscantini (2:49)
  3. 3 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 1. Recitative. Cosa stai misurando - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Sesto Bruscantini (0:38)
  4. 4 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 1. Duet. Se a caso Madama - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Sesto Bruscantini (2:34)
  5. 5 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 1. Recitative. Or bene, ascolta e taci - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Sesto Bruscantini (2:19)
  6. 6 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 1. Cavatina. Se vuol ballare - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Sesto Bruscantini (2:22)
  7. 7 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 1. Recitative. Ed aspettaste il giorno - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra (1:05)
  8. 8 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 1. Aria. La vendetta, oh, la vendetta - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra (3:21)
  9. 9 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 1. Recitative. Tutto ancor non ho perso - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra (0:43)
  10. 10 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 1. Duet. Via, resti servita - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra (2:07)
  11. 11 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 1. Recitative. Va là, vecchia pedante - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra (1:49)
  12. 12 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 1. Aria. Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra (2:51)
  13. 13 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 1. Recitative. Taci, vien gente - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Franco Calabrese (3:03)
  14. 14 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 1. Terzet. Cosa sento! - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Franco Calabrese (4:14)
  15. 15 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 1. Recitative. Basilio, in traccia tosto di Fi - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Franco Calabrese (0:55)
  16. 16 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 1. Chorus. Giovani liete, fiori spargete - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Peter Gellhorn (1:25)
  17. 17 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 1. Recitative. Cos'è questa commedia? - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Sesto Bruscantini (1:18)
  18. 18 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 1. Chorus. Giovani liete, fiori spargete - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Peter Gellhorn (1:05)
  19. 19 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 1. Recitative. Evviva! Evviva! - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Franco Calabrese (1:07)
  20. 20 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 1. Aria. Non più andrai - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Sesto Bruscantini (4:08)
  21. 21–23 Symphony No. 38 in D major ("Prague"), K. 504 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra (26:35)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 2. Cavatina. Porgi, amor - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra (4:17)
  2. 2 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 2. Recitative. Vieni, cara Susanna - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Sesto Bruscantini (3:02)
  3. 3 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 2. Recitative. Quanto duolmi, Susanna - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra (1:18)
  4. 4 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 2. Canzona. Voi, che sapete - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra (2:49)
  5. 5 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 2. Recitative. Bravo! Che bella voce! - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra (0:54)
  6. 6 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 2. Aria. Venite, inginocchiatevi - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra (2:49)
  7. 7 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 2. Recitative. Quante buffonerie! - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Franco Calabrese (2:21)
  8. 8 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 2. Recitative. Che novità! - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Franco Calabrese (1:08)
  9. 9 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 2. Terzet. Susanna, or via sortite - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Franco Calabrese (3:00)
  10. 10 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 2. Recitative. Dunque voi non aprite? - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Franco Calabrese (0:55)
  11. 11 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 2. Duet. Aprite, presto, aprite - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra (0:56)
  12. 12 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 2. Recitative. Oh, guarda il demonietto! ...Tu - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Franco Calabrese (1:33)
  13. 13 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 2. Finale. Esci ormai, garzon malnato - - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Franco Calabrese (2:32)
  14. 14 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 2. Finale. Signore! Cos'è quel stupore? - - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Franco Calabrese (4:11)
  15. 15 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 2. Finale. Signore, di fuori... Conoscete, sig - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Sesto Bruscantini (3:22)
  16. 16 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 2. Finale. Ah! Signor, signor!... Cosa è stato - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Sesto Bruscantini (6:22)
  17. 17 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 2. Finale. Voi signor, che giusto siete - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Sesto Bruscantini (3:57)
  18. 18–21 Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K. 543 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra (27:31)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 3. Recitative. Che imbarazzo è mai questo! - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Franco Calabrese (2:20)
  2. 2 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 3. Duet. Crudel! Perché finora farmi languir c - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Franco Calabrese (3:02)
  3. 3 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 3. Recitative. E perché fosti meco - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Sesto Bruscantini (0:36)
  4. 4 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 3. Recitative. Hai già vinta la causa! - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Franco Calabrese (1:24)
  5. 5 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 3. Aria. Vedrò, mentr'io sospiri - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Franco Calabrese (3:24)
  6. 6 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 3. Recitative. È decisa la lite - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Sesto Bruscantini (1:39)
  7. 7 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 3. Sextet. Riconosci in quest'amplesso - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Sesto Bruscantini (4:49)
  8. 8 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 3. Recitative. Eccovi, o caro amico - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Sesto Bruscantini (1:08)
  9. 9 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 3. Recitative. Andiam, andiam, bel paggio - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra (0:35)
  10. 10 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 3. Recitative. E Susanna non vien! - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra (1:56)
  11. 11 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 3. Aria. Dove sono - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra (4:57)
  12. 12 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 3. Recitative. Io vi dico signor - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Franco Calabrese (0:20)
  13. 13 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 3. Recitative. Cosa mi narri? - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra (0:31)
  14. 14 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 3. Duet. Sull'aria... Che soave zeffiretto - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra (2:48)
  15. 15 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 3. Recitative. Piegato è il foglio - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra (0:23)
  16. 16 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 3. Chorus. Ricevete o padroncina - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Peter Gellhorn (1:22)
  17. 17 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 3. Recitative. Queste sono, Madama - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Sesto Bruscantini (2:26)
  18. 18 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 3. Finale. Ecco la marcia, andiamo! - - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Sesto Bruscantini (1:58)
  19. 19 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 3. Finale. Amanti costanti - - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Sesto Bruscantini (1:36)
  20. 20 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 3. Finale. Eh, già si sa, solita usanza - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Sesto Bruscantini (3:39)
  21. 21 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 4. Cavatina. L'ho perduta, me meschina! - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra (1:44)
  22. 22 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 4. Recitative. Barbarina, cos'hai? - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Sesto Bruscantini (1:26)
  23. 23 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 4. Recitative. Nel padiglione a manca - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Sesto Bruscantini (1:26)
  24. 24 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 4. Aria. In quel'anni, in cui val poco - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Hugues Cuénod (3:53)
  25. 25 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 4. Recitative. Tutto è disposto - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Sesto Bruscantini (1:37)
  26. 26 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 4. Aria. Aprite un po' quelgli occhi - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Sesto Bruscantini (2:57)
  27. 27 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 4. Recitative. Signora, ella mi disse - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Sesto Bruscantini (0:48)
  28. 28 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 4. Recitative. Giunse alfin il momento - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra (1:09)
  29. 29 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 4. Aria. Deh vieni, non tardar - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra (3:50)
  30. 30 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 4. Recitative. Perfida! E in quella forma meco - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Sesto Bruscantini (0:32)
  31. 31 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 4. Finale. Pian, pianin, le andrò più presso - - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Sesto Bruscantini (3:04)
  32. 32 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 4. Finale. Partito è alfin l'audace - - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Sesto Bruscantini (2:30)
  33. 33 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 4. Finale. Tutto è tranquillo e placido - - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Sesto Bruscantini (3:28)
  34. 34 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 4. Finale. Pace, pace, mio dolce tesoro - - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Sesto Bruscantini (2:02)
  35. 35 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 4. Finale. Gente, gente, all'armi, all'armi! - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Sesto Bruscantini (4:37)
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