LE NOZZE DI FIGARO Kertész, de los Angeles, Ludwig, Berry (CD)

LE NOZZE DI FIGARO Kertész, de los Angeles, Ludwig, Berry (CD)

Code: 1282-3


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Product Description

Legendary soprano Victoria de los Angeles in arguably her finest performance as the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro, in a 1964 performance from the Teatro Colón. The opera is led by the eminent maestro István Kertész (1929-1973), one of the most highly regarded Mozart conductors of his era. The cast also features the magnificent Christa Ludwig (b. 1928) as Cherubino and Walter Berry (1929-2000) as Figaro, singers who were world-renowned for their interpretations of those roles. Susanna is portrayed by the charming lyric soprano Renate Holm (b. 1931), and the Count is interpreted with authority and nuance by Renato Cesari (1916-1992), an Argentine baritone who enjoyed a distinguished career centered in Buenos Aires.

Three-disc set includes bonus tracks featuring Victoria de los Angeles in arias from Le Nozze di Figaro, Ernani, La Bohème, Mefistofele, Manon, and La Vida Breve. Mono, approx. 168 minutes + 26 minutes bonus tracks


Opera in Four Acts
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749-1838), after Beaumarchais

Victoria de los Angeles (Countess)
Renate Holm (Susanna)
Christa Ludwig (Cherubino)
Walter Berry (Figaro)
Renato Cesari (Count)
Carlos Feller (Bartolo)
Luisa Bartoletti (Marcellina)
Nino Falzetti (Basilio)
Carlos Giusti (Don Curzio)
Eduardo Ferracani (Antonio)
Susana Rouco (Barbarina)
Silvia Baleani and Lucía Boero (Two Peasant Girls)

Live performance, September 1964
Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Colón
István Kertesz, conductor

BONUS ARIAS sung by Victoria de los Angeles
Mozart: LE NOZZE DI FIGARO Deh vieni, non tardar • Verdi: ERNANI Ernani, involami Puccini: LA BOHÈME Mi chiamano Mimì • Boito: MEFISTOFELE L’altra notte
Massenet: MANON Gavotte • Falla: LA VIDA BREVE Allí está riyendo
Live concert (ca. 1952-1958)