W.A. Mozart: Mitridate

submitted by Marvin's Underground Music Ondemand on 05/08/18 1

W.A. Mozart: Mitridate Yvonne Kenny, Rockwell Blake, Ashley Putnam, Brenda Boozer, Patricia Rosario, Christian Papis, Catherine Dubosc, Directed for Stage by Jean-Claude Fall Orchestre de l'Opéra de Lyon Theodor Guschlbauer This recording presents an outstanding interpretation of one of Mozart's most aristocratic compositions. Mozart was only a fourteen-year-old boy when he composed the opera Mitridate, Rè di Ponto in 1770. The opera seria, a love story set against the background of an ancient king fighting against the Roman Empire, bears impressive evidence of the young composer's wunderkind qualities. Recorded live at the Opéra National de Lyon 1986, the staging was a cooperation with the Opéra National de Paris -- La Bastille, the most distinguished opera house in France. The highly popular Australian soprano Yvonne Kenny -- she sang at the Closing Ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games -- formed part of the international cast. Rockwell Blake in the title role has been hailed as a vocal phenomenon: his dramatic tenor encompasses a prodigious vocal range and is capable of the most fluid agility. The DVD captures a production that is both poetic and dramatic in clever and musically plausible filming to repeat an opera highlight on the home screen. REPERTOIRE: W.A. Mozart: Mitridate REVIEWS: "Jean-Claude Fall (Regie) macht aus der Oper eine optische Opulenz. Er arbeitet mit kargem, aber raffiniert ausgeleuchteten Raum und mit fantasievollen Kostümen, die alle einen orientalischen Einschlag haben. Die Besetzung ist ausgezeichnet. [...] Musikalisch ausgezeichnet und optisch sehenswert..." Theater pur

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