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Charles H. Parsons
American Record Guide, September 2014

This 2006 performance from the Zurich Opera makes a strong case for the work…It flows freely to fine effect. The singers are all fine…Acting is first-rate.

Stage director Tobias Moretti brings clever comedy to the stage. © 2014 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Bill White
Fanfare, September 2013

…this set is musically very strong, with a fine-singing Mozartian cast, and a strong performance from the orchestra pit on period instruments led by Nicolaus Harnoncourt.

The singing from the Zurich…has the advantage of across the board fine singers and gorgeous high definition video. Recommended. © 2013 Fanfare Read complete review




Lawrence Devoe
Blu-rayDefinition.com, 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





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