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Subject: Re: Examples of supreme singing of Mozart arias
From: Kenneth Bleeth <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:21:30 -0400
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My contribution (among many possibilities); the third act Count-Susanna
duet from *Figaro*, Irmgard Seefried and George London, Karajan conducting,
1950. Seefried is especially bewitching.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBdbivyXo2Q

Ken Bleeth

On Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 8:02 PM, tom ponti <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> My greatest Don Giovanni performance had: Siepi, Sutherland, Lorengar,
> Gedda, and I think Flagello conducted by Karl Bohm. Not sure who the
> Zerlina was or the year, probably mid to late sixties. Kiri Te kanawa's
> Dove Sono was one of the most beautifully sung arias I ever heard at the
> Met, one Saturday night.
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> From: Discussion of opera and related issues <[log in to unmask]>
> on behalf of Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 7:23 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [OPERA-L] Examples of supreme singing of Mozart arias
>
> If it is possible that a complete performance of a Mozart
> opera exists that might be considered as "supreme singing
> of a Mozart opera" the 1957-8 production of Don Giovanni
> at the Met comes as close as this World has ever offered, at
> least in my experience -
>
> Steber, Della Casa, Peters, Valletti, Siepi, Corena and
> Uppman, conducted by Bohm - was my first experience
> with a Mozart opera, though I saw first in 59-60, and it
> has informed my ideas of great Mozart singing (and
> conducting) for nearly sixty years. I went to every
> performance in the 59-60 season, and I was fortunate
> to see George London as an almost equally compelling
> Don, and Lucine Amara as a fine Elvira. The revival
> approached perfection!
>
> BTW, Sena Jurinac  as Ilia was as great as Mozart
> singing ever gets, and I would suggest that Pilar
> Lorengar at Salzburg in 1961 approaches her.
> I doubt that this forum could ever exhaust the list of
> great Mozart vocal performances. I could do hundreds
> without hesitation.
>
> Bob
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