Geoffrey Masters

Location: Ludlow,UK


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Le Nozze Di Figaro/Mozart ~ Taddei/Schwarzkopf
Le Nozze Di Figaro/Mozart ~ Taddei/Schwarzkopf
5.0 out of 5 stars A superb Nozze, 19 Oct 2008
This is to my mind far and away the best Nozze recording I have heard, for singing,acting and orchestrally. Daniel Barenboim conducts with a light but deeply satisfying touch and one cannot imagine a better cast - Heather Harper as the Countess, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau as the Count(I'm sure noone has ever sung the role better), Geraint Evans as Figaro, Teresa Berganza as Cherubino and, perhaps a lesser known name but one I must put in a very strong word for, Judith Blegen as Susanna. Her feisty charm in the role is perfect and her singing of Deh vieni in Act IV shows the beauty of her voice matches her acting ability. It is such a shame that this recording is now virtually unobtainable… Read more

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