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Topic: Best Mozart Opera Recordings?  (Read 1118 times)

Offline lelle

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Best Mozart Opera Recordings?
on: January 29, 2022, 12:00:03 PM
I went down with Covid about a week ago and for some reason I came out of it wanting to binge on Mozart operas. Does anyone here like to listen to Mozart's operas, and can recommend me any particularly good recordings? Feel free to recommend any recording of any opera, that is your favorite.

Hope you all are healthy. Thanks!
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Re: Best Mozart Opera Recordings?
Reply #1 on: January 31, 2022, 11:26:34 PM
I went down with Covid about a week ago and for some reason I came out of it wanting to binge on Mozart operas. Does anyone here like to listen to Mozart's operas, and can recommend me any particularly good recordings? Feel free to recommend any recording of any opera, that is your favorite.

Hope you all are healthy. Thanks!

Hope you are recovering!  Sorry, but I am not familiar with Mozart's operas beyond some overtures.  I have a DVD of Beethoven's Fidelio that I like a lot: Bernstein's 1978 performance with Vienna State Opera.  I think it is available on youtube.  Good luck in your recovery!

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Re: Best Mozart Opera Recordings?
Reply #2 on: February 04, 2022, 03:38:11 PM
Hope you are recovering!  Sorry, but I am not familiar with Mozart's operas beyond some overtures.  I have a DVD of Beethoven's Fidelio that I like a lot: Bernstein's 1978 performance with Vienna State Opera.  I think it is available on youtube.  Good luck in your recovery!

Thanks! I felt like crap and had a fever the first day but had recovered after a week. I'm back to normal now! Thanks for the Fidelio recommendation, I haven't listened to any of Beethoven's operas, so maybe it's time I do. One thing I like about the Mozart operas I have listened to so far, is that musically they're just a lot of fun. Seems like Mozart really enjoyed writing music in the genre.

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Re: Best Mozart Opera Recordings?
Reply #3 on: February 04, 2022, 06:22:20 PM
Thanks! I felt like crap and had a fever the first day but had recovered after a week. I'm back to normal now! Thanks for the Fidelio recommendation, I haven't listened to any of Beethoven's operas, so maybe it's time I do. One thing I like about the Mozart operas I have listened to so far, is that musically they're just a lot of fun. Seems like Mozart really enjoyed writing music in the genre.

Great to hear about you recovery!  Beethoven only wrote 1 opera Fidelio but it was renamed from the original title Leonora (I think ordered to rename by Vienna govt).  Unlike Mozart, this opera did not come easy to Beethoven. The plot is unusual and he uses spoken dialogue instead of recitatives.  I was going to recommend my favorite - Puccini La Boheme, but the leading lady dies from a respiratory disease in the end - so I thought it would not be good if you are recovering from covid.  I'll have a listen to Marriage of Figaro on youtube.  It's about time I heard a complete Mozart opera.
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