Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K384

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Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K384

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(101 091)



Release date:

1st Aug 2005




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Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K384

(Glyndebourne Festival Opera 1980)

Recording Date: 1980
Place of recording: From the Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Running Time: 140 min
Picture Format: 4:3
Sound Format: PCM Stereo

Language: D
Menu Languages NTSC: D, F, GB, SP
Subtitle Languages NTSC: D, F, GB, SP

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“The different scenes are beautifully devised by William Dudley...Ryland Davies is a clear-toned Belmonte, with Valerie Masterson sweet, true and agile, singing at her peak...Lillian Watson is charming as Blonde, pertly defying the will of the magnificent Osmin of Willard White...[the staging] is a model of traditional perfection.”

BBC Music Magazine

October 2005

“One of Glyndebourne's most elegant 1980s productions finally reaches DVD, with a superb ensemble cast and Gustav Kuhn's crisply stylish conducting, modern instruments but full score. Valerie Masterson's Constanze is visually and vocally delectable… Ryland Davies is a plangently passionate Belmonte, well contrasted with James Hoback's vulnerable college-kid Pedrillo. As a bass-baritone the young Willard White may underpower Osmin's terrifying lower Cs and Ds, but the voice is so rich and the characterisation to formidable he carries the day - although meeting his match in Lillian Watson's sexy Blonde, crystal-voiced, unexaggerated and wonderfully funny. It could hardly look more ravishing, though, in Bill Dudley's airy settings, radiant with Turkish atmosphere and colour...”

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