CD Mozart: The Da Ponte Operas, Muti/VPO

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Discs 9
Record Label EMI Classics
Release Date 2012

From mistaken identity to inherited nobility, failed fidelity to eternal damnation, Mozart's Da Ponte operas encompass a wide range of human experience and rank among the most popular creations in music history. Celebrating the great composer-librettist partnership and featuring many acclaimed singers, this 9 CD set presents the complete collaborations, performed under the baton of leading opera maestro Riccardo Muti.

Contents:

Discs 1-3:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)

Thomas Allen (Figaro)
Kathleen Battle (Susanna)
Jorma Hynninen (Count Almaviva)
Margaret Price (Countess Almaviva)
Ann Murray (Cherubino)
Kurt Rydl (Bartolo)
Mariana Nicolesco (Marcellina)
Alejandro Ramírez (Don Basilio)
Ernesto Gavazzi (Don Curzio)
Patrizia Pace (Barbarina)
Franco de Grandis (Antonio)

Discs 4-6:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Don Giovanni

William Shimell (Don Giovanni)
Samuel Ramey (Leporello)
Cheryl Studer (Donna Anna)
Carol Vaness (Donna Elvira)
Frank Lopardo (Don Ottavio)
Susanne Mentzer (Zerlina)
Natale de Carolis (Masetto)
Jan-Hendrik Rootering (Commendatore)

Discs 7-9:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Così fan tutte

Margaret Marshall (Fiordiligi)
Agnes Baltsa (Dorabella)
James Morris (Guglielmo)
Francisco Araiza (Ferrando)
Kathleen Battle (Despina)
José van Dam (Don Alfonso)

Vienna State Opera Chorus
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Riccardo Muti (conductor)