Mozart: Die Singspiele (The Magic Flute & The Abduction from the Seraglio) [5CD]
Klasyczna Muzyka Barokowa / Opera Barokowa
premiera polska: 2023-02-10
opakowanie: Digipackowe etui
Following his excellent series of the Mozart/Da Ponte operas, Jacobs presents a vibrant new recording of the late mystical singspiel, with a uniformly excellent cast headed by the young German lyric tenor Daniel Behle as Tamino.
The alpha and omega of Mozart.
With Die Entführung aus dem Serail (1782), probably his first absolute masterpiece, and Die Zauberflöte (1791 - the year of his death), René Jacobs penetrates to the heart of Mozartian singspiel. Featuring singers, a chorus and an orchestra ideally suited to the works, these two complete recordings are now among the benchmarks of the discography.
BBC Music Magazine * * * * * - Opera Choice
This is a total experience, perfectly tailored for private listening. René Jacobs thinks of it as a Hörspiel: it's a play to be heard - I don't know a recorded Zauberflöte more thrillingly alive with fantasy, profoundly musical imagination, real magic, and real fun too.
With a generally youthful cast boasting some lovely voices, the music is equally captivating. Jacobs is all about excitement and making the most of orchestral detail…Full of surprises, Jacobs’s account is a real game-changer: we will never listen to this multi-faceted masterpiece in the same way again.
Financial Times11th September 2010
fresh, lively, quick-witted – and characteristically full of liberties…The solo singing is impeccably schooled and dramatically believable…Daniel Schmutzhard makes the most of his Viennese Papageno. Daniel Behle is the thoughtful Tamino, Marlis Petersen a virginal Pamina.
Gramophone Magazine - Editor's Choice
As ever, Jacobs favours lively speeds, light articulation and pungent, colourful textures…I suspect I shall reach for this new recording as often as any, for its bubbling, crackling theatricality and an eager, yet unforced, sense of fun that never short-changes the opera's central message of human enlightenment.
Jacobs has put so much thought into realising [Die Entführung] for a home audio audience … central to his success is the way he brings the dialogue – almost all of it – to pulsing dramatic life…The singing is mostly very good. Maximilian Schmitt brings his usual golden tone to Belmonte…it’s two thumbs up for this release.
[Jacobs's] Entführung unfolds with potent theatrical energy. It aims to entertain, to bring the situations to continuously animated life…I found it an uninterrupted pleasure to listen to the aria singing of Robin Johannsen's bright-toned, intensely involved heroine and still more to the fresh-voiced, long-phrasing, authentically musical Belmonte of Maximilian Schmitt, the bright light among German Mozart tenors.February 2016
Sunday Times * * * *
Some of his tempi and abrupt gear changes will disturb purist Mozartians, but his youthful cast gives huge pleasure: Marlis Petersen’s radiant Pamina, Daniel Behle’s lyrical, aristocratic Tamino and Daniel Schmutzhard’s garrulous Papageno are among the finest sung on disc, and Anna-Kristiina Kappola’s steely-toned Queen of the Night doesn’t miss a stitch in her coloratura runs.
The principal singers inhabit their roles as persuasively as possible for such an absurdly mythopoeic fairytale, with Daniel Behle a noble Tamino and baritone Daniel Schmutzhard particularly effective as Papageno.
The Daily Telegraph * * * *
From the violently arresting opening chords of the overture, it is clear this Die Zauberflöte is not going to be routine…but to anyone who feels that they know the opera inside out, it’s an exhilarating wake-up call…the entire cast sings with meticulous musicality, and the RIAS Chamber Choir and Akademie für Alte Musik could hardly be bettered.
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte, K620:
Daniel Behle (Tamino), Marlis Petersen (Pamina), Daniel Schmutzhard (Papageno), Anna-Kristiina Kaappola (Königin der Nacht), Marcos Fink (Sarastro), Sunhae Im (Papagena), Kurt Azesberger (Monostatos), Konstantin Wolff (Sprecher), Inga Kalna (Erste Dame), Anna Grevelius (Zweite Dame), Isabelle Druet (Dritte Dame), Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin (early music ensemble)
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K384:
Robin Johannsen (Konstanze), Mari Eriksmoen (Blondchen), Maximilian Schmitt (Belmonte), Julian Prégardien (Pedrillo), Dimitry Ivashchenko (Osmin), Cornelius Obonya (Bassa Selim), Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K384
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte, K620
wydano: 27th Jan 2023
more info: www.harmoniamundi.com
- Harmonia Mundi
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart [1756-1791]
- Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, RIAS Kammerchor, René Jacobs
- Mozart: Die Singspiele (The Magic Flute & The Abduction from the Seraglio) [5CD]
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