DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL


DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL:Mozart
Original Air Date: 03/24/1990
Levine; Devia, Heilmann, Moll, Mills, Magnusson
MOD Audio SID.19050747
This performance is most notable for Moll’s matchless Osmin which he had premiered at the Met 10 years earlier, but Berberian did the spring broadcast and Levine’s authoritative conducting. Devia is a fine Constanze if not as interesting as Steber in the Met premiere in 1947 (in English, so that among many reasons will probably prevent us from ever hearing it in the Sirius series), Sills (not at the Met, but at NYCO and also in English. The production in 1980 was originally to have been with Sutherland in her only effort with Levine, but the Bonynges were holding out for a Merry Widow production in addition to the Constanze, and the casting ended up with Edda Moser, a fine Mozartean just a few years after her peak — she has a recording of Mozart concert arias that rank up with the very best. Heilmann is in his premiere Met season after some successful recordings (including Solti’s second Flute with Moll and Sumi Jo)

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