Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro, Highlights (DVD-A, ISO)
Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro, Highlights (DVD-A, ISO)

Orchestra: Budapest Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
Conductor: Michael Halász
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
DVD Audio
SPARS Code: DDD
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Naxos
Size: 3.91 GB
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# Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 Sinfonia
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Budapest Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
Conducted by Michael Halasz

# Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 Act I. No. 3 Cavatina: Se vuol ballare, signor Contino
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Budapest Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
with Renato Girolami
Conducted by Michael Halasz

# Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 Act I. No. 4 Aria: La vendetta, oh, la vendetta
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Budapest Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
with Janusz Monarcha
Conducted by Michael Halasz

# Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 Act I. No. 6 Aria: Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Budapest Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
with Michelle Breedt
Conducted by Michael Halasz

# Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 Act I. 10 Aria: Non più andrai, farfallone amoroso
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Budapest Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
with Renato Girolami
Conducted by Michael Halasz

# Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 Act II. No. 11 Cavatina: Porgi amor qualche ristoro
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Budapest Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
with Marina Meshcheriakova
Conducted by Michael Halasz

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# Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 Act II. No. 12 Arietta: Voi, che sapete
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Budapest Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
with Michelle Breedt
Conducted by Michael Halasz

# Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 Act II. No. 13 Aria: Venite, inginocchiatevi
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Budapest Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
with Judith Halasz
Conducted by Michael Halasz

# Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 Act II. No. 15 Duettino: Aprite, presto, aprite
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Budapest Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
with Judith Halasz, Michelle Breedt
Conducted by Michael Halasz

# Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 Act II. No. 16 Finale: Esci omai, garzon malnato. Susanna!…Signore. Susanna, son morta. Signori, di fuori. Ah, signor…signor….
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Budapest Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
with Judith Halasz, Michael Roider, Renato Girolami, Gabriele Sima, Janusz Monarcha, Boje Skovhus, Peter Koves, Michelle Breedt, Marina Meshcheriakova
Conducted by Michael Halasz

# Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 Act III. No. 18 Recitativo: Hai già vinta la causa! Aria: Vedrò, mentr’io sospiro
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Budapest Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
with Boje Skovhus
Conducted by Michael Halasz

# Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 Act III. No. 20 Recitativo: E Susanna non vien!… Aria: In quegl’anni, in cui val poco
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Budapest Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
with Marina Meshcheriakova
Conducted by Michael Halasz

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# Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 Act IV. No. 26 Aria: In quegl’anni, in cui val poco
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Budapest Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
with Michael Roider
Conducted by Michael Halasz

# Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 Act IV. No. 28 Recitativo: Giunse al fin il momento. Rondo: Al desio di chi t’adora
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Budapest Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
with Judith Halasz
Conducted by Michael Halasz

# Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 Act IV. No. 29 Finale: Pian pianin le andrò più presso. Ecco qui la mia Susanna! Tutto è tranquillo e placido. Pace, pace, mio dolce
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Budapest Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
with Michael Roider, Marina Meshcheriakova, Judith Halasz, Alexander Klinger, Orsolya Safar, Gabriele Sima, Renato Girolami, Janusz Monarcha, Peter Koves, Boje Skovhus, Michelle Breedt
Conducted by Michael Halasz

pinza and walter: what a marriage

René Jacobs and the early music experts benefit from scholarship concerning cadenzas and instrumentation. Virtually ALL of the other recordings have infinitely better sound. Nonetheless, this is the definitive recording of “Le Nozze di Figaro.”

Why? Walter auditioned and hand picked all of his soloists. Can you imagine Pavarotti agreeing to do an audition? Everyone is either Italian or speaks impeccable Italian. The recitatives are at speech rhythm and constitute vital and exciting theater, rather than a dreary attempt by vain singers to show how beautiful their voices are in the wrong context. The overall architecture is brilliant. Walter builds the opera like a perfectly proportioned chateau. Finally, there is the presence of Ezio Pinza, a remarkable singing actor with a gorgeous voice and the required charm for this role.

The sad news is that 70 years after this recording, noone has equaled it. The good news is that recent Mozart performances by Claudio Abbado and Daniel Harding have brought back Walter’s thrilling recits and vibrant tempos.

5 Comments

  1. Hooray! More DVD-A’s, please. These are wonderful audios and play on regular DVD players. Any you can find are appreciated.

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