Classical Music Home

Welcome to Naxos Records

 
Keyword Search
 
Classical Music Home > Opera Explained: MOZART - The Marriage of Figaro (Smillie)

Opera Explained: MOZART - The Marriage of Figaro (Smillie)

    
      

 

Back Cover Image 
About this Recording

Opera Explained: MOZART - The Marriage of Figaro (Smillie)

Opera Explained
This series introduces, in words and music, the plot and background of the major operas. Using the principal themes and arias, taken from the Naxos recording of the complete work, Thomson Smillie is informative yet entertaining, enabling the listener to get more from this remarkable art form.

An Introduction to... MOZART: The Marriage of Figaro
Author: Thomson Smillie
Narrator: David Timson
1 CD
12-page booklet
ISBN: 1-84379-083-1

Many opera-lovers would name The Marriage of Figaro as their favourite opera. It appeals to the most intellectual listener, but also to music-lovers seeking great melodies and ensembles (while it remains accessible through its fascinating plot and memorable characters) and to those seeking only entertainment. One of three operas by Mozart to libretti by Lorenzo da Ponte it represents one of the pinnacles not just of operatic but of human achievement.

  Background
1.   Play with flash player Introduction 00:05:10
2.   Play with flash player Mozart the phenomenon 00:05:19
3.   Play with flash player Mozart's operas 00:03:48
4.   Play with flash player Don Giovanni 00:06:32
5.   Play with flash player Così fan tutte 00:05:32
6.   Play with flash player The three Beaumarchais plays 00:05:15

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

  The Marriage of Figaro
7.   Play with flash player Beginning: Figaro and Susanna 00:06:10
8.   Play with flash player Dr Bartolo's vengeance 00:03:18
9.   Play with flash player Cherubino sent to war 00:05:44
10.   Play with flash player The Countess's sorrow and Figaro's plans 00:04:46
11.   Play with flash player Cherubino dressed as a girl 00:04:21
12.   Play with flash player The Count seeks revenge 00:08:15
13.   Play with flash player A letter for the Count 00:06:43
14.   Play with flash player Assignations in the garden 00:03:55
15.   Play with flash player The denouement 00:04:37

Total Playing Time: 01:19:25






Author(s):
Smillie, Thomson

Composer(s):
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Reader(s):
Timson, David

Label: Naxos Educational

Series: Opera Explained

Genre: Music Education

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 8.558078

Barcode: 0636943807828

Release Date: 06/2003

For U.S. only:
Buy from Amazon.com
For Germany:
Buy from Amazon.de
For Canada only:
Buy from Amazon.ca
For Worldwide:
Buy from Presto Classical
For U.S. and Canada:
Buy from H & B Direct
For U.S. only:
Buy from Tower.com
For Germany and Europe:
Buy from www.jpc.de
For U.K. Only:
Buy from NaxosDirect.co.uk
For U.S. and Canada:
Buy from arkivmusic.com
For Germany:
Buy from NaxosDirekt.de
For U.S. only:
Naxos Direct
For Spain Only:
For U.S.:
Barnes & Nobles

 

Naxos Records, a member of the Naxos Music Group