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Saturday, December 7, 2013 Permalink

At The Opera, Mozart: Idomeneo, December 7, 2013

  

Idomeneo is an Italian language opera seria by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The libretto was adapted by Giambattista Varesco. Mozart and Varesco were commissioned in 1780 by Karl Theodor, Elector of Bavaria for a court carnival. It was first performed at the Cuvilliés Theatre of the Munich Residenz on January 29, 1781, under the baton of its 25-year-old composer. Idomeneo was Mozart's first mature opera with it he demonstrated a mastery of orchestral color, accompanied recitatives, and melodic line. Dramatically, it adheres to the traditions of opera seria, making formal use of choruses and unfolding more as a sequence of sets than as a well-developed plot. This 1991 recording stars Francisco Araiza, Susanne Mentzer and Barbara Hendricks. Sir Colin Davis conducts the Bayerischen Rundfunks Symphony Orchestra.

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:04pm
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Idomeneo BUY Bayerischen Rundfunks; Sir Colin Davis, conductor Francisco Araiza
11:00pm
11:24pm
Donizetti: L'Elisir D'Amore: Una Furtiva Lagrima BUY ; Francesco Molinari-Pradelli, conductor Nicolai Gedda
11:29pm
Giuseppe Verdi: Nabucco: Va Pensiero From Nabucco BUY La Scala; Riccardo Muti, conductor
11:35pm
Puccini: Gianni Schicchi: O Mio Babbino Caro BUY n/a; Leone Magiera, conductor Mirella Freni
11:37pm
Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto: La Donna E Mobile BUY ; Julius Rudel, conductor Alfredo Krauss
11:40pm
Gioachino Rossini: Il Barbiere Di Siviglia: Largo Al Factotum BUY ; Aleceo Galliera, conductor Tito Gobbi
11:44pm
Gustav Charpentier: Louise: Depuis Le Jour BUY ; Franco Ferraris, conductor Mirella Freni
11:50pm
Puccini: Turandot: Nessun Dorma BUY Roame; Francesco Molinari-Pradelli, conductor Franco Corelli
11:54pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
11:57pm
Mascagni: Guglielmo Ratcliff, opera (tragedia) in 4 acts: Ratcliff's Dream BUY from Opera Intermezzi and Preludes; composed by Mascagni
Naxos 8550240

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