Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K384

Arthaus Musik: 107109

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Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K384

Catalogue No:

107109

Discs:

1

Release date:

26th April 2011

Barcode:

0807280710991

Medium:

DVD Video

Format:

NTSC

Region:

all

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Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K384

Live Recording From The Teatro Dell A Pergola, Florence, 2002


Eva Mei (Konstanze), Patrizia Ciofi (Blonde), Rainer Trost (Belmonte), Mehrzad Montazeri (Pedrillo) & Kurt Rydl (Osmin)

Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Zubin Mehta (conductor) & Eike Gramss (director)

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Set Design by Christoph Wagenknecht

Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio) is an opera „Singspiel“ in three acts with spoken rather than sung dialogue. This DVD shows the impeccable performance of the majestic Teatro della Pergola Florence.

The tenors Rainer Trost (Belmonte) and Mehrzad Montazeri (Pedrillo) sing with convincing excellence. The most demanding parts are sung with effortless passion by Eva Mei (Constanze). Her aria ‘Martern aller Arten’ is overwhelming, with the singer’s voice fusing beautifully with the solo instruments. This Italian production is admirable with all its colourful decorations and costumes in an oriental style. The music of Die Entführung aus dem Serail includes some of the composer’s most spectacular and difficult arias. In most of the scenes it reaches huge emotional depth and complexity. The world famous conductor Zubin Mehta who is known for his flamboyant and forceful performance gives this production its special flair. Together with this excellent conductor and the fabulous singers, this concert promises to be an outstanding listening pleasure for the audience.

Sound Format: PCM STEREO, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1

Picture Format: 16:9

DVD Format: DVD 9, NTSC

Subtitle Languages: GB, DE, FR, ES, IT, CN

Running Time: 136 mins

FSK: 0

BBC Music Magazine

August 2011

****

“Thanks to conductor Zubin Mehta's precision, the ensembles coalesce brilliantly...The true star is Mehta. The heat of his allegros, the languor of his rallentandos, the delicacy with which he brings out solo instrumental writing make Mozart's music at once profound and exotic. Soprano Eva Mei capitalises on Mehta's direction, her nobility of expression growing until the climactic finale.”

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