Liberta! - Mozart Et L'opera / Dev

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Label: harmonia mundi
Catalog: HMM902638
Format: CD

Sabine Devieilhe (soprano), Siobhan Stagg (soprano), Serena Malfi (mezzo), Linard Vrielink (tenor), John Chest (baritone), Nahuel di Pierro (bass-baritone) Pygmalion, Raphaël Pichon

Between Die Entführung aus dem Serail and the advent of the famous Da Ponte trilogy, Mozart threw himself frantically into the search for the right libretto, capable of taking the spectator to lands still unexplored where the drama and the psychology of the characters would be sublimated by the music. Hence, in the years between 1782 and 1786, Mozart set up a veritable laboratory for dramatic music: a musical corpus of concert arias, sketches and stylistic exercises like the canon - brilliantly organised here as an imaginary dramma giocoso in three scenes, each heralding in its own way one of the summits to come: Figaro, Don Giovanni, Così…

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