Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|La Finta Giardiniera |
Actors: Mozart, Mei, Rey, Schasching, Harnoncourt
Genres: Musicals & Performing Arts
Delightful production of this early Mozart gem
Mr. John A. Coulson | Australia | 03/31/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"While this opera is not in the same class as the later Mozart masterpieces, it is nevertheless very enjoyable. Apart from the less forceful voice of Liliana Nikiteanu in Act 1 (she warmed up later), the singing is very good, accompanied by the Zurich Opera Orchestra playing historical instruments and conducted by Harnoncourt.
In common with many operas the storyline is not very deep or involved but is performed here with gusto and affection. The costuming is attractively modern and the set very plain but this does not detract from appreciating the performance. The most amazing attribute to the work is that Mozart was only 18 when it was composed. Yet it is more sophisticated to me than many other operas and deserves better recognition that it is usually accorded.
The audio (DTS Master Audio 7.1) and video are first class. Recommended."