歌劇「フィガロの結婚」 (3CD) [Import] (LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (HYBR)|LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (HYBR))
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : いいえ
- 製品サイズ : 13.34 x 15.24 x 3.18 cm; 476.27 g
- メーカー : Harmonia Mundi Fr.
- EAN : 0794881735761
- レーベル : Harmonia Mundi Fr.
- ASIN : B0001HZ8X6
- ディスク枚数 : 3
René Jacobs has done it again. Following on the heels of his superb Cosi fan tutte, he now offers a Nozze di Figaro which is alive and vibrant; it seems to be happening in real time. There's so little artifice in the characters' recitatives and the rhythm is so conversational that we get the impression of real people, in a real pickle of a situation. The singing/acting is stunning, with Simon Keenlyside's Count the best on CD (a dangerous man just in control of his anger), Veronique Gens' Countess girlish and womanly in equal measure, the Cherubino of Angelika Kirchschlager extraordinarily well sung and properly boyish, Patrizia Ciofi's Susanna witty and wise and Lorenzo Regazzo's Figaro slightly darker than others, but all the more interesting for it. Throughout, the pianoforte not only accompanies but acts as commentator on the action. I don't find it intrusive but some might. Jacobs' instrumentalists play with real energy and brightness. This is a performance which feels as if it's being seen as well as heard. Just grand. --Robert Levine