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Donald Runnicles, Chorus and Orchestra of San Francisco Opera - Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice (1996)

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Donald Runnicles, Chorus and Orchestra of San Francisco Opera - Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice (1996)

Donald Runnicles, Chorus and Orchestra of San Francisco Opera - Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 667 Mb | Total time: 44:32+64:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Teldec | # 4509-98418-2 | Recorded: 1995

This latest version of Gluck’s masterpiece is something of a double hybrid: its starting point is the Berlioz version, which combines what Berlioz regarded as the best of the Italian original and the French revision (and using a contralto Orpheus), and then it is modified further, with a number of reorderings and some music restored, as well as revised orchestration. It isn’t very ‘authentic’, in terms of Gluck No. 1, Gluck No. 2 or Berlioz, but that of course doesn’t much matter as long as it works.

John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (1994)

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John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (1994)

John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 712 Mb | Total time: 70:12+63:08+45:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | 439 871-2 | Recorded: 1993

In common with others these days, and with good musicological reasons, Gardiner re-jigs the ordering of Act III, positioning ‘Dove sono’ somewhat earlier than usual. He departs more radically from tradition by offering, in addition, a reordered version of Act IV. This is convincing as scholarship as well as drama – two qualities which inform the whole of this sparkling yet searching performance, a team effort which nonetheless permits plenty of sharply etched characterisation as well as some exceptionally fine singing.

John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (2001/1993)

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John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (2001/1993)

John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (2001/1993)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.26 Gb (DVD9) | 168 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

It is an oft-repeated saw, about life in the heavenly spheres, that the angels revere Bach but listen to Mozart. If they have DVD players, you can bet they're now watching this stunning production of Le Nozze di Figaro ("The Marriage of Figaro"), which comes about as close to Mozartian perfection as one could possibly hope to get. The faultlessly cast youthful performers bubble with infectious energy. Alison Hagley is a sprightly Susanna with a voice as clear as a bell, and brilliantly matched by a 28-year-old Bryn Terfel both acting and sounding in fine form. Hillevi Martinpelto demonstrates why she is one of the world's favourite Mozart singers with her melting tones, richly coloured voice and generous stage presence, and Rodney Gilfry gives a muscular, wonderfully controlled performance as the Count.

Bernard Haitink, The London Philharmonic, Gerald Finley, Renee Fleming - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (2013/1994) [BDRip]

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Bernard Haitink, The London Philharmonic, Gerald Finley, Renee Fleming - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (2013/1994) [BDRip]

Bernard Haitink, The London Philharmonic, Gerald Finley, Renée Fleming - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (2013/1994) [BDRip]
Classical | BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 188 min | 10,2 Gb
Audio: Italian / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Kultur | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish

NVC ARTS returned to Glyndebourne in 1994 for the opening of the beautiful, new opera house and a recording of an opera closely associated with Glyndebourne; Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro. Stephen Medcalf's production is complemented by John Gunter's sparsely furnished sets, offset by the rich greens, reds and blues in the scenery and costumes. A perfect Glyndebourne cast includes Gerald Finley and Alison Hagley who give touching performances of Figaro and Susanna. Andreas Schmidt is a strong and handsome Count Almaviva, Renée Fleming is a ravishing Countess and Marie-Ange Todorovitch is an irresistably love-sick Cherubino. Bernard Haitink draws polished playing from the London Philharmonic.