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Saturday, April 4, 2015 Permalink

At The Opera, Mozart: La Finta Giardiniera - The Pretend Garden Girl - April 4, 2015

  

La finta giardiniera "The Pretend Garden-Girl" is an Italian opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mozart wrote it in Munich in January 1775 when he was 18 years old and it received its first performance on January 13 at the Salvatortheater in Munich. There is debate over the authorship of the libretto; the current belief is that it was written by Giuseppe Petrosellini.

In 1780 Mozart converted the opera into a German Singspiel which involved rewriting some of the music. Until a copy of the complete Italian version was found in the 1970s.

This 1991 recording stars Ezio di Cesare and Brigitte Fassbaender. Leopold Hager conducts.

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:07pm
Mozart: La finta giardiniera The Pretend Garden BUY Mozarteum Orch. of Salzburg; Leopold Hager, conductor
11:00pm
11:42pm
Giuseppe Verdi: Aida: Ritorna vincitor BUY Leontyne Price
11:49pm
Giacomo Puccini: Turandot: Signore, ascolta BUY Leontyne Price
11:51pm
George Gershwin: Porgy & Bess: Summertime BUY from Leontyne Price: The Ultimate Collection; composed by George Gershwin
11:56pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240

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