Magdalena Kožená mezzo soprano
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Giovanni Antonini direction
Czech mezzo Magdalena Kožená revisits her first loves with Gluck and Mozart.
Mozart Symphony No. 40 K. 550 (1st movement)
Gluck « Di questa cetra in seno », aria from Il Parnaso confuso
Dance of the Furies from Orfeo ed Euridice
Mozart « Giunse alfin il momento », « Al desio di chi t’adora », arias from Le Nozze di Figaro
Symphony No. 40 (2nd movement)
Gluck Scena di Berenice
Mozart Symphonie No. 40 (3rd muvement)
Gluck « Se mai senti », aria from La Clemenza di Tito
Mozart Symphonie No. 40 (4th movement)
« Parto, parto », aria from La Clemenza di Tito
This Czech mezzo soprano can sing everything from Monteverdi to the most contemporary repertoire, not forgetting Gluck, Bizet, Mahler and even Debussy. She recently performed the role of Monteverdi’s tender and regal Penelope and then took us on a journey to the heart of Spain to sample some Baroque arias, and flamenco palos and compas. This season, she is back with a new recital devoted to Gluck and Mozart (whom she has neglected slightly in recent times). Her rich, warm musicality and close attention to the text should find a suitably fulfilling vehicle with these two masters.
Production Théâtre des Champs-Elysées