LE NOZZE DI FIGARO Fischer-Dieskau, Güden, Sciutti, Evans (DVD)

LE NOZZE DI FIGARO Fischer-Dieskau, Güden, Sciutti, Evans (DVD)

Code: 4519



Product Description


Maestro Lorin Maazel leads the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and an all-star cast in this celebrated 1963 Salzburg production. Singers for this live performance include Graziella Sciutti, Hilde Güden, Evelyn Lear, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, and Geraint Evans. Subtitles in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.
Black & White, 180 minutes, 4:3, All regions

LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (The Marriage of Figaro)
Opera in Four Acts
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte

Stage Director: Gustav Rudolf Sellner
Production design: Michael Raffaelli

Susanna - Graziella Sciutti
Countess - Hilde Güden
Cherubino - Evelyn Lear
Count Almaviva - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Figaro - Geraint Evans
Basilio - John van Kesteren
Bartolo - Peter Lagger
Marzellina - Patricia Johnson
Antonio - Siegfried Rudolf Frese
Barbarina - Barbara Vogel
Don Curzio - Martin Vantin
First Flower Girl - Evelyn La Bruce
Second Flower Girl - Margaret Nessel

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Chorus of the Vienna State Opera
Lorin Maazel, conductor
Salzburg Festival 1963

"Opera lovers rejoice! Courtesy of VAI we have these three Mozart performances from the Salzburg Festival, memorable interpretations by some of the finest singers of the time, captured in their prime… Mozart opera lovers won't want to miss these important documents."
- Robert E. Benson, Classical CD Review (http://www.classicalcdreview.com/DVDVIDEO218.html)

"VAI's treasure hunters have unearthed something special here. What we have here is opera for people who like opera."
- Ralph V Lucano, American Record Guide

"Cet opéra de Mozart, Les Noce de Figaro, a le privilège de posséder une fabuleuse distribution dont notamment Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Graziella Sciutti, Geraint Evans, Hilde Güden et Evelyn Lear, et un orchestre exceptionnel, le philharmonique de Vienne. Evidemment, on ne trouve pas de nos jours de tels interprètes et un tel orchestre pour nous ravir les yeux et les oreilles par de telles beautés. Alors on ne doit pas trop bouder ce plaisir meme…"
- Yannick Rolandeau, OpusHD.net

"This opera by Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro, is privileged to here have a fabulous cast, namely Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Graziella Sciutti, Geraint Evans, Hilde Güden, and Evelyn Lear, and an exceptional orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic. Obviously, interpreters or orchestras of the same quality are not around today to ravish our eyes and ears with such beauty…here is one pleasure one need not enjoy in moderation."
[Translation: Lawrence Schulman]