Le nozze di Figaro (1961

Le nozze di Figaro (1961

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Carlo Maria Giulini’s celebrated studio recording of Le nozze di Figaro was recorded in September 1959 following a live performance at the Royal Festival Hall a few days earlier. Nearly 18 months later on 6th February 1961 there was another RFH performance but with a substantially different cast from that on disc.

Only two roles – the Countess (Elisabeth Schwarzkopf) and Antonio (Piero Cappuccilli) – were sung by the

same artists. Harold Rosenthal in Opera magazine wrote the following about the concert performance: ‘Giulini’s reading of this miraculous score has deepened since the studio

recording (1959)...the spark that was suddenly kindled between conductor and Teresa Berganza in ‘Voi che

sapete’ was a moment to treasure. Indeed all Miss Berganza’s singing was outstanding.’

Rosenthal went on to praise Elisabeth Söderström’s Susanna, who ‘sang with much delicacy’ and whose

‘stage presence was delightful’.