* 2017 GRAMMY Award nominee – “Best Opera Recording” *
Amazon: After Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte and Die Entführung aus dem Serail this is the forth of DGs series of seven Mozart operas conducted by Yannick Nezet-Seguin, and initiated by Rolando Villazon, in collaboration with U-Live, Festspielhaus Baden Baden and with the generous support of ROLEX.
Recorded with a stellar cast with stars in every role, one of the brightest and most insightful conductors of our day and a specialist handpicked orchestra playing at their best in the stunning venue of Festspielhaus Baden-Baden (July 2015).
Yannick Nezet-Seguin’s completely gripping, high-contrast Figaro is a brilliant triumph, wrote Badische Zeitung of the July 2015 concert performance recorded here, while heaping praise on Luca Pisaroni’s thrilling Figaro, Thomas Hampson’s Count illuminating every word, Sonya Yoncheva’s Countess recalling Callas vocal colours, Angela Brower’s fascinatingly delicate, sensitive Cherubino and Anne Sofie von Otter’s wonderfully perceptive, charming Marcellina, all in a performance crowned by Christiane Karg’s enchanting Susanna and Rolando Villazon as Basilio, who had the audience at his feet.
The opera appears consistently among the top ten in the Operabase list of most frequently performed operas.