Mozart: Die Entfuhrung Aus Dem Serail / Nezet-segu
Diana Damrau (Konstanze), Anna Prohaska (Blonde), Rolando Villazón (Belmonte), Paul Schweinester (Pedrillo), Franz-Josef Selig (Osmin) &Thomas Quasthoff (Selim) Vocalensemble Rastatt & Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
The third of DG’s series of seven Mozart operas conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and initiated by Rolando Villazón, in collaboration with Festspielhaus Baden Baden, U-Live, and sponsored by ROLEX. The release follows up a “completely enthralling” (Opernglas) Così fan tutte and “the most exciting and consistently well-sung Don Giovanni for some years” (Opera) with another Baden-Baden Festival Mozart production,Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts this similarly acclaimed 2014 Entführung aus dem Serail: “Well-deserved cheers for all participants” (Online Musik Magazin). It was recorded live in the stunning venue of Festspielhaus Baden Baden and features a star cast full of critically-acclaimed artists – including Diana Damrau, the reigning Konstanze of our time – with an extraordinary strong showing of Deutsche Grammophon artists.