Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
LA FINTA GIARDINIERA
Opera in Three Acts; Sung in Italian
Stuart Kale, Britt-Marie Aruhn, Richard Croft
Eva Pilat, Annika Skoglund,
Ann Christine Biel, Petteri Salomaa
The Drottningholm Court Theatre Chorus and Orchestra
Arnold Östman, conductor
Göran Järvefelt, Stage director
From the Drottningholm Court Theatre 1988
Picture format: NTSC 4:3 (Colour)
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0
Menu Languages: German, French, English, Spanish
Subtitle Languages: Italian, German, French, English, Spanish
Running time: 150 mins
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)
- This sorely-neglected opera comes from Mozart’s early catalogue. Written in 1774, it tells the story of a Countess who disguises herself as a gardener in order to find and forgive her lover, who thinks he has killed her in a quarrel.
- The opera contains elements of both opera seria and opera buffa, and contains a rich and full orchestration, with prominent parts for wind in particular being an unusual feature.
- Stage direction comes from Swedish director Göran Järvefelt, who sadly died the year after this production was staged.
“This production of La finta giardiniera at the Drottningholm Court Theatre fully justified producer Göran Järvefelt's and conductor Arnold Östman's faith in the opera. It proved not only an evening of rare enchantment, but an instructive argument for period performance of Mozart”. The Independent