These three facets in the prism of Mozart’s operatic genius shine in Glyndebourne’s typically thought-provoking productions, featuring skilled singer–actors buoyed by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s luminous period sound. Nicholas Hytner’s beautiful, ‘shockingly traditional’ production of Così fan tutte frames artful performances teased by Iván Fischer from an outstanding international cast of convincing young lovers. Michael Grandage’s staging of Le nozze di Figaro is Glyndebourne’s seventh in a line stretching back to the company’s 1934 début production. Marshalled by the ‘ideal pacing’ of Robin Ticciati, a youthful cast of principals has ‘no weak link’ and ‘looks gorgeous’ (The Sunday Times). David McVicar’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail offers a ‘mesmerising, sensitive ... outstanding’ portrayal of Enlightenment-era fascination with the East that is both ‘exquisitely acted and sung’ (The Guardian), and Ticciati leads the OAE through a restored, authentic rendition of the critical score with ‘lovely fizz’ and ‘poignant gravitas’. (The Independent)
Così fan tutte (2006) Fiordiligi: Miah Persson Dorabella: Anke Vondung Ferrando: Topi Lehtipuu Guglielmo: Luca Pisaroni Conductor: Ivan Fischer Director: Nicholas Hytner
Le nozze di Figaro (2012) Countess Almaviva: Sally Matthews Figaro: Vito Priante Count Almaviva: Audun Iversen Susanna: Lydia Teuscher Conductor: Robin Ticciati Director: Michael Grandage
Die Entführung aus dem Serail (2015) Konstanze: Sally Matthews Belmonte: Edgaras Montvidas Osmin: Tobias Kehrer Blonde: Mari Eriksmoen Pedrillo: Brenden Gunnell Pasha Selim: Franck Saurel Conductor: Robin Ticciati Director: David McVicar
The Glyndebourne Chorus Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Extras: Documentary Films; Cast galleries; Illustrated synopsis (Così); Cast galleries.
Picture: 16:9 Sound: 2LPCM 2.0 / DTS-HD MA 5.1 (Figaro; Entführung); Dolby True HD (Così) Format: Bluray Region code: All Regions Running time: 582 mins Subtitles: EN/FR/DE(All releases) ES/IT (Così); JA/KO (Figaro; Entführung)
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