Mozart: Die Zauberflote (2CD)

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LABEL: Decca
GENRE: Opera
RELEASE DATE: 04/12/2020
2 CD
As the musical director of the Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg and the Opéra du Rhin in the 1970s, Alain Lombard recorded a large array of repertoire with the orchestra, almost exclusively for Erato. Among the few recordings for other labels, he made one for the French Barclay label in 1978: Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. A real gem looking at the incredible cast, a veritable "Who's Who” of opera singers of the time: Kiri Te Kanawa, Peter Hofmann, Edita Gruberova, Kathleen Battle, Kurt Moll and Jose Van Dam. Surprisingly, this recording has never made it to CD. It is now being re-issued on Decca, with the original texts and libretto.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756–1791

Die Zauberflöte, Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder

Pamina: Kiri Te Kanawa soprano

Königin der Nacht/Queen of the Night/Reine de la nuit: Edita Gruberova soprano

Papagena: Kathleen Battle soprano

Erste Dame/First Lady/Première Dame: Helena Döse soprano

Sarastro: Kurt Moll bass

Papageno: Philippe Huttenlocher baritone

Sprecher/Speaker/L’Officiant: José van Dam baritone

Zweite Dame/Second Lady/Deuxième Dame: Ann Murray mezzo-soprano

Dritte Dame/Third Lady/Troisième Dame: Naoko Ihara alto

Tamino: Peter Hofmann tenor

Monostatos: Norbert Orth tenor

Erster Geharnischter/First Armed Man/Premier homme en armure: Herbert Becker tenor

Zweiter Geharnischter/Second Armed Man/Deuxième homme en armure: Vladimir de Kanel bass

Erster Priester/First Priest/Premier prêtre: José van Dam baritone

Zweiter Priester/Second Priest/Deuxième prêtre: Moises Parker tenor

Drei Knaben/Three Boys/Trois garçons: Zürcher Sängerknaben

Chœurs de l’Opéra du Rhin ∙ Günter Wagner chorus master

Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg ∙ Alain Lombard conductor

Recorded : May 29 & 30; June 1–3, 5–7, 1978, Palais de la Musique et des Congrès, Strasbourg, France

First released as 3 LP’s Barclay 960 012/014

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