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These first releases of Margaret Price with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester cover a time period from 1977 to 1991. Her work was largely concentrated on Mozart and Verdi, to which this CD pays ample credit, and also features arias by Bellini, Cilea, Rossini and Weber. Mozartian clarity, a consistently effortless vocal production, histrionic fire and a healthy grounding – these attributes made Margaret Price an internationally revered opera star, especially by Munich audiences. Her relationship with the Bavarian State Opera was so close that Margaret Price settled in Munich for 18 years, not returning to her native Wales until the end of her career.
Previously unreleased live recordings from the “Sunday Concerts”.
Singer portrait featuring Margaret Price’s core repertoire, including famous arias from Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, Le nozze di Figaro, Aida, Otello and Norma.
Continuing the “Great Singers Live” series with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester under the direction of Heinz Wallberg, Leopold Hager and Thomas Fulton.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni, K. 527
Don Giovanni, K. 527, Act I: Aria: Or sai chi l'onore
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K. 621
La clemenza di Tito, K. 621, Act I: Aria: Parto, ma tu ben mio
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Cosi fan tutte, K. 588
Cosi fan tutte, K. 588, Act I: Come scoglio immoto resta
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492
Act III: Recitative and Aria: E Susanna non vien!
Act III: Aria: Dove sono i bei momenti?
Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischutz, J. 277
Der Freischutz, J. 277, Act III: Cavatina: Und ob die Wolke sie verhulle
Gioachino Rossini: Semiramide
Semiramide, Act I: Bel raggio lusinghier
Vincenzo Bellini: Norma
Norma, Act I: Casta diva
Francesco Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur
Adriana Lecouvreur, Act IV: Poveri fiori …
Giuseppe Verdi: Aida
Aida, Act I: Ritorna vincitor!
Giuseppe Verdi: Otello
Otello, Act IV: Mi parea - Piangea cantando nell'erma landa