Mozart: The Da Ponte Operas (4Blu-ray)

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Royal Opera House Covent Garden

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Mozart’s trilogy of operas composed to librettos by Lorenzo Da Ponte delight and entertain audiences with their combination of sublime music and their mix of humour, romance and drama. Cosi Fan Tutte, also known as ‘the school for lovers,’ stars a cast of young rising stars, conducted by Semyon Bychkov, in this 2016 production playfully set in a theatre. Kasper Holten’s production of Don Giovanni reveals the inner turmoil of the eponymous antihero, sung by Mariusz Kwiecien. Erwin Schrott, Miah Persson and Gerald Finley star in David McVicar’s production of The nozze di Figario, one of the world’s most beloved operas. '… so accomplished a cast, in which Gerald Finley's Count, Miah Persson's Susanna and Rinat Shaham's Cherubino stand out as ideal' (BBC Music Magazine, Figaro). 'Kwiecien’s eloquently sung Giovanni heads a strong cast ... Nicola Luisotti draws sensuous playing from the ROH orchestra, he and Paul Wingfield generating daring and witty dissonances in their keyboard continuo' (The Evening Standard, Giovanni).

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Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K492
Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Antonio Pappano (conductor), David McVicar (director)
Erwin Schrott (Figaro), Miah Persson (Susanna), Gerald Finley (Count), Dorothea Röschmann (Countess), Rinat Shaham (Cherubino), Graciela Araya (Marcellina), Jonathan Veira (Bartolo), Philip Langridge (Basilio)

Mozart: Don Giovanni, K527
Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Nicola Luisotti (conductor), Kasper Holten (director)
Mariusz Kwiecien (Don Giovanni), Alex Esposito (Leporello), Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Commendatore), Véronique Gens (Donna Elvira), Antonio Poli (Don Ottavio), Malin Byström (Donna Anna), Elizabeth Watts (Zerlina) & Dawid Kimberg (Masetto)

Mozart: Così fan tutte, K588
Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Semyon Bychkov (conductor), Jan Philipp Gloger (director)
Corinne Winters (Fiordiligi), Angela Brower (Dorabella), Daniel Behle (Ferrando), Alessio Arduini (Guglielmo), Johannes Martin Kränzle (Don Alfonso), Sabina Puertolas (Despina)