Conductor Silvio Varviso, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Glyndebourne Chorus
Cast Heinz Blankenburg, Mirella Freni, Carlo Cava, Johanna Peters, Edith Mathis, Gabriel Bacquier, Hugues Cuenod, Leyla Gencer, Derick Davies, John Kentish, Maria Zer, Patricia McCarry.
Le nozze di Figaro has been Glyndebourne’s ‘signature’ opera since the Company was founded in 1934. This recording of the 1962 Glyndebourne production features a vintage cast with Heinz Blankenburg in the title role and Mirella Freni as Susanna.
"Glorious, every unforgettable second of it."
- The Guardian
Classic FM magazine ‘Disc of the Month’, Gramophone magazine, Editor’s Choice, BBC Music magazine, 5*, The Sunday Telegraph, 5*, The Guardian, 5*, The Evening Standard, CD of the Week, 4*,The Sunday Times Culture, 4*, Musical Criticism.com 4* Financial Times, 4*
Recorded live at Glyndebourne on 9 June 1962.
3 CD set, total playing time 162 minutes
Sung in the original Italian. Booklet contains full libretto in Italian, English, French and German, with synopses in English, French and German.