Mozart: La Clemenza Di Tito, K. 621 (live)

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Label: ALPHA
Catalog: Alpha270
Format: CD

Streit, Kurt; Boulianne, Julie; Le Cercle de l'Harmonie; Lindsey, Kate; Rhorer, Jérémie; Gauvin, Karina; Ensemble Vocal Aedes; Fuchs, Julie; Gleadow, Robert

The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and Alpha extend their series of recordings of the Mozart operas conducted by Jérémie Rhorer. After Die Entführung aus dem Serail, which received excellent international reviews (including FFFF in Télérama), here now is La clemenza di Tito. Gilles Macassar wrote in Télérama late in 2014 of ‘divinatory conducting, a cast close to the ideal . . . The last opera Mozart composed, long undervalued, closes the chapter of the Baroque and looks into the future, blazing a new trail that looks forward to the nineteenth century.’ That outstanding interpretation is now available in this new release, featuring a high-powered cast – Kurt Streit (Tito), Karina Gauvin (Vitellia), Julie Fuchs (Servilia), Julie Boulianne (Annio), Robert Gleadow (Publio) and, in the role of Sextus, a singer who enjoyed triumphal acclaim from the audience at each performance: Kate Lindsey.

Opera Canada reviewed vol. 58 #3
“Gauvin is in fine voice as the scheming Vitellia; she shines especially in her dark lower register, and beautifully exploits the wide range the role demands.”—Rick MacMillan

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