mozart into the night

never mind this crazy schedule i got myself into where i can barely wake up in time for the late matches from Germany. But now we have a pause! time to fill in the night with mozart. This entire recording has been playing on repeat on my machine since that cool voice-recognition test from Eyes. Today i paused a bit to try to figure out why I like it so much, 2 things stood out: the English baroque orchestra and Julia Varady! and that very nice Tito and Sesto, though I admit I’m still having such a hard time telling Sesto (Anne Sofie von Otter) and Vitellia (Julia Varady) apart. Without libretto, see if you can distinguish them in this niiice duet to start the opera.

onto the lovely Vitelia (must be my ears, she sounds just like ASvO for me, at times a bit darker. and she seems to be able to hit even lower note than ASvO (see link @ bottom of this post))

and the super nice orchestra (soo like!! superb tempto too)

next up, fantastic Tito, this tune has been in my head last 24 hrs:

finally, here she is in “parto“. i had a discussion once with DtO, she thinks it’s luv. still sounds to me like sword is flying @ ~2.37!

anyhow, here’s the rest of the opera, nicely put into a playlist so i can replay them continuously. i have to resist a lot not to post another Julia Varady’s link here for the 3rd time on the blog… oh heck, here it is, don’t miss that loooovely low note after 3.40 & 5.38 AND 5.58!

About thả diều
writing-challenged opera-addict

One Response to mozart into the night

  1. Eyesometric says:

    Thank you for the work you did on the playlist Dr. T. It should keep me out of trouble for a little while!
    I see what you mean about the low notes and the similarities in voices/timbres – it would be interesting to hear them in stage performance instead of the recording studio so we could make comparisons.
    Being Eliot Gardiner there is a distinctly English feel about the whole work.

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