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Mozart Symphony No. 40
Gluck O del mio dolce ardor from Paride ed Elena
Gluck Dance of the Furies from Orphée et Eurydice
Mozart Giunse alfin il momento - Al desio di chi t'adora from The Marriage of Figaro
Haydn Scena di Berenice
Gluck Di questa cetra from Il Parnaso confuso
Mozart Deh per questo istante from La clemenza di Tito
Mozart Parto, Parto from La clemenza di Tito
Giovanni Antonini conductor
Magdalena Kožená mezzo-soprano
Songs from the heart with Magdalena Kožená.
Can you enjoy all three of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Or do you have to compromise? We explore this question with sublime arias by Mozart and Gluck, sung by Czech soprano Magdalena Kožená.
The concert is constructed in an old-fashioned style, with arias interceding the movements of Mozart’s passionate Symphony no. 40. Sweets songs of love from The Marriage of Figaro are contrasted with the challenges of duty in Mozart’s swansong, La Clemenza di Tito.