Mozartissimo

Mozartissimo

by Rolando VillazónRolando Villazón

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Overview

With Deutsche Grammophon's 2019 compilation Mozartissimo, Rolando Villazón emerges from behind the characters he has portrayed on the operatic stage in selections that offer a more personal portrait of the singer and his relationship with Mozart, his second such collection since 2014's Mozart: Concert Arias. Villazón has portrayed Don Ottavio in "Don Giovanni," Ferrando in "Così fan tutte," Belmonte in "Die Entführung aus dem Serail," Basilio in "Le nozze di Figaro," Tito in "La clemenza di Tito," and one of his favorite roles, Papageno in "Die Zauberflöte" -- all distinct personas that require creativity and versatility to distinguish them. While Villazón has invested much as a Mozart tenor, appearing in numerous productions since his recovery from vocal surgery in 2009, and in recordings of the operas for DG, here the selections are less involved with characterization or dramatic action than with a more purely musical offering, emphasizing Villazón's vocal tone and technique. Accompanied on most tracks by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, with whom Villazón has recorded Mozart's major operas for DG, and by Antonio Pappano in a handful of concert arias taken from the 2014 release, Villazón is given a well-rounded presentation that a single role by itself couldn't accomplish, and shows nearly a decade of his commitment to Mozart, more than any other composer in his portfolio.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/31/2020
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
UPC: 0028948379170
catalogNumber: 003154502
Rank: 77767

Tracks

  1. Con ossequio, con rispetto, aria for tenor & orchestra, K. 210
  2. Misero! o sogno...Aura che intorno spiri, recitative and aria for tenor & orchestra, K. 431 (K. 425b): Aura, che intorno spiri K 431 (425b)
  3. Misero! o sogno...Aura che intorno spiri, recitative and aria for tenor & orchestra, K. 431 (K. 425b): Misero! O sogno o son desto? -
  4. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen
  5. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Pa-Pa-Papagena!-Pa-Pa-Papageno!
  6. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Papagena! Papagena! Papagena!
  7. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen
  8. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja
  9. La clemenza di Tito, opera, K. 621: Se all'impero, amici dei
  10. La clemenza di Tito, opera, K. 621: Ah, se fosse intorno al trono
  11. La clemenza di Tito, opera, K. 621: Del più sublime soglio
  12. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: In quegli anni in cui vai poco
  13. Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384: Ich baue ganz auf deine Stärke
  14. Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384: Wenn der Freude Tränen fließen
  15. Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384: Konstanze, dich wiederzusehen, dich! O wie ängstli
  16. Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384: Hier soll ich dich denn sehen...Aber wie soll ich
  17. Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: Tradito, schernito dal perfido cor
  18. Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: Un'aura amorosa del nostro tesoro
  19. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Il mio tesoro intanto
  20. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Dalla sua pace

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