Le nozze di Figaro CD 1962


Le nozze di Figaro has been Glyndebourne’s ‘signature’ opera since the Company was founded in 1934. This recording of the 1962 Glyndebourne production features a vintage cast with Heinz Blankenburg in the title role and Mirella Freni as Susanna.

Recorded live at Glyndebourne on 9 June 1962.

Booklet contains full libretto in Italian, English, French and German, with synopses in English, French and German.

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Conductor: Silvio Varviso

Cast: Heinz Blankenburg, Mirella Freni, Carlo Cava, Johanna Peters, Edith Mathis, Gabriel Bacquier, Hugues Cuenod, Leyla Gencer, Derick Davies, John Kentish, Maria Zer, Patricia McCarry. The Glyndebourne Chorus

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


"Listening to this performance of Figaro, recorded 46 years ago, one feels that it is 'historic' but in almost no respect 'historical'. The sound is miraculously clear and full. The conducting of Silvio Varviso is a wonder of lucidity and grace… the cast is uniformly first-rate. No matter how many Figaros you have, this is an essential addition, with fresh insights bubbling to the surface every few moments." BBC Music Magazine

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