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At The Opera, Monsigny's The King and the Farmer and Mozart's, The Impresario, February 9, 2019

  

The King and the Farmer is a comic opera in 3 acts by libretist Michel-Jean Sedaine , music by Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny , represented for the first time on the Théâtre-Italien at the Hôtel de Bourgogne on November 22, 1762 . This play is on the same subject as Charles Collé's The King and the Miller , the first version of Henry IV's The Hunting Party because it is also inspired by a "drama story" by Robert Dodsley , The King and Miller of Mansfield (1736), which had been translated into French in.

Recored in 2012 by Opera Lafayette conducted by Ryan Brown on the NAXOS label.

Der Schauspieldirektor (The Impresario) is a comic singspiel by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, set to a German libretto by Gottlieb Stephanie, an Austrian Schauspieldirektor. Originally, it was written because of "the imperial command" of the Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II who had invited 80 guests to a private luncheon. It is regarded as "a parody on the vanity of singers", who argue over status and pay.

Mozart, who describes it as "comedy with music" wrote it as his entry in a musical competition which was given a private performance hosted on February 7, 1786 by Joseph II at the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna. This competition pitted a German singspiel, presented at one end of the room, against a competing Italian opera, the Italian entry being Antonio Salieri's opera buffa, Prima la musica e poi le parole (First the Music, then the Words), which was then given at the other end of the room.

Recorded in 2007 live with the German Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Neville Marriner.

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:13pm
Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny: The King and the Farmer BUY OPera Lafayette
9:00pm
9:26pm
Mozart: The Schauspieldirektor BUY German Symphony Orchestra Sir Neville Marriner
10:00pm
10:14pm
Jonas Kaufmann BUY from L'Opéra
10:20pm
Jonas Kaufmann BUY from L'Opéra
10:24pm
Jonas Kaufmann BUY from L'Opéra
10:36pm
Kiri Te Kanawa BUY from Very Best of Kiri Te Kanawa
10:40pm
Kiri Te Kanawa BUY from Very Best of Kiri Te Kanawa
10:43pm
Kiri Te Kanawa BUY from Very Best of Kiri Te Kanawa
10:48pm
Kiri Te Kanawa BUY from Very Best of Kiri Te Kanawa
10:52pm
Kiri Te Kanawa BUY from Very Best of Kiri Te Kanawa
11:00pm
11:02pm
Mozart: Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herze Die Zauberflöte* 3.01 BUY from 50x Opera [3 CD]; composed by Mozart
11:05pm
Wagner: Mild und leise wie er lächelt (Isolde s Liebestod) Tristan und Isolde BUY Vienna Philharmonic; Sir Georg Solti, conductor
11:12pm
Juan Diego Florez BUY from Italia
11:17pm
Tosti: L Alba Separa BUY from Italia; composed by Tosti
11:20pm
Juan Diego Florez BUY from Italia
11:23pm
Juan Diego Florez BUY from Italia
11:41pm
Mozart: Soave sia il vento Così fan tutte BUY from 50x Opera [3 CD]; composed by Mozart
11:43pm
Mozart: Porgi, amor Le nozze di Figaro BUY from 50x Opera [3 CD]; composed by Mozart
11:46pm
Puccini: Recondita armonia Tosca BUY from 50x Opera [3 CD]; composed by Puccini


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