, March 2013
This is a sparking performance led by early music specialist, Nikolaus Harnoncourt with his period band, the Orchestra “La Scintilla.” The cast presents a good ensemble and, critical to a comedy, possesses terrific timing. Vocally, there is not a weak link and due justice is given to the Mozartean style.
This is a beautifully shot video with great capture of detail and outstanding management of the stagecraft…The modern costumes are stunning and prove the point that Mozart can be effectively updated.
It is extremely rewarding to hear this score on the period instruments that Mozart would have used and given such loving treatment by maestro Harnoncourt. A delight from beginning to end, this one is for all opera lovers. © 2013 Blu-rayDefinition.com Read complete review