Mozart: The Impresario, K. 486
Label: RCA RED SEAL
PREVIN ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA GRIST RASKIN MCKERN PREVIN
In 1967, RCA recorded Andre Previn conducting a sparkling performance of Mozart’s The Impresario (Der Schauspieldirektor). This slight 1786 “comedy with music” is fitted out with a new English libretto by Previn’s then wife Dory, who transplanted the amusing tale to the 20th century. The fine cast of this international CD premiere release includes sopranos Reri Grist and Judith Raskin as well as the distinguished actor Leo McKern in the title role.