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Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro / Schmidt-Isserstedt, Krause, Saunders, Blankenburg, Mathis, Steiner [DVD]

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This German version of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's 'Marriage of Figaro,' with set and costumes by Ita Maximowna, dates from the year 1967. It may come as a surprise to learn that the singers, all of whom are now international stars, were drawn exclusively from the Hamburg State Opera ensemble - further proof of Rolf Liebermann's skill in identifying up-and-coming musicians! The fact that almost all the singers were of roughly the right age for the roles they were playing helped enhance the film's credibility and realism when it came to close-up shots. "... the Count's aria [is] delivered with such clarity and calculated hatred by the never-better Tom Krause that it's positively terrifying. (Those who thought that Fischer-Dieskau's was the last word in vitriol should hear this.)." -Classics Today

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 170 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): Mono,
Subtitles: Italian, German, French, English, Spanish
Country of Origin: Germany


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Works Details

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492
  • Performers: Heinz Blankenburg (Baritone); Tom Krause (Baritone); Edith Mathis (Soprano); Arlene Saunders (Soprano); Elisabeth Steiner (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt
  • Ensemble: Hamburg State Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1786