MOZART Die Zauberflöte / Villazón

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

Die Zauberflöte
Rolando Villazón · Klaus Florian Vogt
Christiane Karg · Albina Shagimuratova
Franz-Josef Selig · Regula Mühlemann
RIAS Kammerchor
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Int. Release 02 Aug. 2019
2 CDs / Download
0289 483 6400 8

PERFORMING MAGIC

Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Rolando Villazón add The Magic Flute to their Baden-Baden Mozart opera cycle

Deutsche Grammophon’s landmark cycle of Mozart’s mature operas reaches its sixth title with The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte). Set for international release on 2 August 2019, the live recording continues the Yellow Label’s special collaboration with the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. It boasts a stellar cast, headed by the project’s initiator, Rolando Villazón, as Papageno, together with Klaus Florian Vogt as Tamino, Christiane Karg as Pamina, Regula Mühlemann as Papagena, Albina Shagimuratova as the Queen of the Night, and Franz-Josef Selig as Sarastro.

“So many people”, notes Yannick Nézet-Séguin, “when they think ‘Mozart opera’, think of The Magic Flute. Since the beginning, since its creation, this work has always reached different kinds of audiences. It’s just one greatest hit after another”. Each of his cast’s singers owns the rare blend of vocal shading, dramatic presence and psychological insight needed to bring Mozart’s magical characters to life.

The conductor himself was praised by mundoclasico.com for conducting an “excellent” concert production of The Magic Flute at Baden-Baden with his “characteristic precision, musicality, expressive power and energy”, and for treating every nuance and every tiny but meaningful and performance-enhancing detail with “attention, love and dedication”. The same review also hailed Rolando Villazon’s first foray into the baritone repertoire, noting that “his vocal and dramatic gifts lent themselves perfectly to the comic role of Pagageno”. 

Villazón conceived the idea for Deutsche Grammophon’s Mozart cycle in 2011 while performing Don Giovanni at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden with the COE and Maestro Nézet-Séguin. He developed the project in partnership with the conductor and DG, brought ROLEX on board as generous supporters, and has served as its joint artistic consultant from its inception. Four of the five recordings released so far have received Grammy nominations, with Le nozze di Figaro winning a prestigious Echo Klassik Award in 2017.

“This is my most ambitious artistic project to date”, recalls Villazón. “I’ve never fallen in love with any composer like this before!” Since launching the enterprise eight years ago with Don Giovanni, he has performed in each release, embracing everything from Ferrando in Così fan tutte to the title-role in La clemenza di Tito.

The Magic Flute was first performed at the Theater auf der Wieden, outside the ancient city walls of Vienna, in September 1791, barely two months before Mozart’s premature death. The show ran for over 100 performances within its first season and soon became a hit throughout Europe and beyond. It mixes music and spoken dialogue, humour and pathos, mystery and mankind’s search for wisdom. The opera balances earthy comedy with an exploration of the nature of individual freedom, fraternity, enlightened leadership and unconditional love, all expressed in music of simplicity and beauty. “I very much like the perspective of doing The Magic Flute now,” Nézet-Séguin reflects, “because it throws light on all the operas we’ve already recorded.”

 

Tracklist

Tracklist of 00028948364008
    1. CD 1
      1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
        Die Zauberflöte, K. 620
        1. 1.
          Overture
          6:01
          Jory Vinikour, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
        2. Act 1
          1. 2.
            "Zu Hilfe! Zu Hilfe! Sonst bin ich verloren"
            5:57
            Klaus Florian Vogt, Johanni van Oostrum, Corinna Scheurle, Claudia Huckle, Jory Vinikour, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
          2. 3.
            "Wo bin ich?"
            0:11
            Klaus Florian Vogt
          3. 4.
            "Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja"
            2:50
            Rolando Villazón, Jory Vinikour, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
          4. 5.
            "He da!" - "Was da!" - "Papageno" - "O je, die meinen mich!"
            2:33
            Rolando Villazón, Klaus Florian Vogt, Johanni van Oostrum, Corinna Scheurle, Claudia Huckle
          5. 6.
            "Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön"
            3:44
            Klaus Florian Vogt, Jory Vinikour, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
          6. 7.
            "Rüste dich mit Muth"
            0:42
            Klaus Florian Vogt, Johanni van Oostrum, Corinna Scheurle, Claudia Huckle
          7. 8.
            "O zittre nicht, mein lieber Sohn"
            1:04
          8. 9.
            "Zum Leiden bin ich auserkoren"
            3:28
            Albina Shagimuratova, Jory Vinikour, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
          9. 10.
            "Ist's denn auch Wirklichkeit, was ich sah?"
            0:08
            Klaus Florian Vogt
          10. 11.
            "Hm! hm! hm! hm!"
            5:36
            Rolando Villazón, Klaus Florian Vogt, Johanni van Oostrum, Corinna Scheurle, Claudia Huckle, Jory Vinikour, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
          11. 12.
            "He Sklaven!"
            0:05
            Paul Schweinester
          12. 13.
            "Du feines Täubchen, nur herein"
            1:49
            Rolando Villazón, Christiane Karg, Paul Schweinester, Jory Vinikour, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
          13. 14.
            "Bin ich nicht ein Narr"
            1:36
            Rolando Villazón, Christiane Karg
          14. 15.
            "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen"
            3:02
            Rolando Villazón, Christiane Karg, Jory Vinikour, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
          15. 16.
            "Zum Ziele führt dich diese Bahn"
            1:27
            Klaus Florian Vogt, Aurelius Sängerknaben Calw, Jory Vinikour, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
          16. 17.
            "Die Weisheitslehre dieser Knaben"
            7:29
            Klaus Florian Vogt, Tareq Nazmi, RIAS Kammerchor, Justin Doyle, Jory Vinikour, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
          17. 18.
            "Wie stark ist nicht dein Zauberton"
            2:40
            Klaus Florian Vogt, Clara Andrada de la Calle, Jory Vinikour, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
          18. 19.
            "Schnelle Füße, rascher Mut"
            1:05
            Rolando Villazón, Christiane Karg, Paul Schweinester, Jory Vinikour, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
          19. 20.
            "Ha! Hab' ich euch noch erwischt"
            2:03
            Rolando Villazón, Christiane Karg, Paul Schweinester, RIAS Kammerchor, Justin Doyle, Jory Vinikour, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
          20. 21.
            "Es lebe Sarastro! Sarastro lebe!"
            1:37
            Rolando Villazón, Franz-Josef Selig, Christiane Karg, RIAS Kammerchor, Justin Doyle, Jory Vinikour, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
          21. 22.
            "Herr, ich bin zwar Verbrecherin"
            2:44
            Franz-Josef Selig, Christiane Karg, Jory Vinikour, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
          22. 23.
            "Na, stolzer Jüngling, nur hierher"
            2:05
            Franz-Josef Selig, Christiane Karg, Klaus Florian Vogt, Paul Schweinester, RIAS Kammerchor, Justin Doyle, Jory Vinikour, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
          23. 24.
            "Wenn Tugend und Gerechtigkeit"
            1:15
            RIAS Kammerchor, Justin Doyle, Jory Vinikour, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
    Playing Time 01:01:11
    1. CD 2
      1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
        Die Zauberflöte, K. 620
        1. Act 2
          1. 1.
            Marsch der Priester
            2:25
            Jory Vinikour, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
          2. 2.
            "Ihr Diener der großen Götter Osiris und Isis!"
            1:17
            Franz-Josef Selig, Tareq Nazmi
          3. 3.
            "O Isis und Osiris"
            2:49
            Franz-Josef Selig, RIAS Kammerchor, Justin Doyle, Jory Vinikour, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
          4. 4.
            "Eine schreckliche Nacht" - "Ihr Fremdlinge, was sucht ihr bei uns?"
            2:17
            Rolando Villazón, Klaus Florian Vogt, Levy Sekgapane, Douglas Williams
          5. 5.
            "Bewahret euch vor Weibertücken"
            0:52
            Levy Sekgapane, Douglas Williams, Jory Vinikour, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
          6. 6.
            "He, Lichter her!"
            0:10
            Rolando Villazón
          7. 7.
            "Wie? Wie? Wie?"
            2:58
            Rolando Villazón, Klaus Florian Vogt, Johanni van Oostrum, Corinna Scheurle, Claudia Huckle, Jory Vinikour, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
          8. 8.
            "Tamino dein standhaftes Betragen hat gesiegt"
            1:12
            Rolando Villazón, Klaus Florian Vogt, Paul Schweinester, Levy Sekgapane, Douglas Williams
          9. 9.
            "Alles fühlt der Liebe Freuden"
            1:15
            Paul Schweinester, Jory Vinikour, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
          10. 10.
            "Zurück!"
            0:52
            Albina Shagimuratova, Christiane Karg, Paul Schweinester
          11. 11.
            "Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen"
            2:57
            Albina Shagimuratova, Jory Vinikour, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
          12. 12.
            "Morden soll ich?"
            0:39
            Franz-Josef Selig, Christiane Karg, Paul Schweinester
          13. 13.
            "In diesen heil'gen Hallen"
            3:49
            Franz-Josef Selig, Jory Vinikour, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
          14. 14.
            "Tamino!"
            1:13
            Rolando Villazón, Regula Mühlemann, Klaus Florian Vogt
          15. 15.
            "Seid uns zum zweiten Mal willkommen"
            1:31
            Aurelius Sängerknaben Calw, Jory Vinikour, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
          16. 16.
            "Tamino! Ich hörte deine Flöte"
            1:05
            Christiane Karg, Klaus Florian Vogt, Rolando Villazón, Clara Andrada de la Calle
          17. 17.
            "Ach, ich fühl's"
            3:56
            Christiane Karg, Jory Vinikour, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
          18. 18.
            "Nicht wahr Tamino, ich kann auch schweigen"
            1:02
            Rolando Villazón, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
          19. 19.
            "O Isis und Osiris, welche Wonne!"
            2:37
            RIAS Kammerchor, Justin Doyle, Jory Vinikour, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
          20. 20.
            "Prinz, nun hast du noch zwei gefährliche Wege zu wandern."
            0:42
            Franz-Josef Selig, Christiane Karg
          21. 21.
            "Soll ich dich, Teurer, nicht mehr sehn?"
            2:43
            Franz-Josef Selig, Christiane Karg, Klaus Florian Vogt, Jory Vinikour, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
          22. 22.
            "Mensch Papageno! Du hättest verdient..."
            0:50
            Rolando Villazón, Levy Sekgapane
          23. 23.
            "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen wünscht Papageno sich!"
            4:12
            Rolando Villazón, Jory Vinikour, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
          24. 24.
            "Da bin ich schon, mein Engel"
            1:10
            Rolando Villazón, Regula Mühlemann, Levy Sekgapane
          25. 25.
            "Bald prangt, den Morgen zu verkünden"
            1:38
            Aurelius Sängerknaben Calw, Jory Vinikour, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
          26. 26.
            "Du also bist mein Bräutigam?"
            3:55
            Christiane Karg, Aurelius Sängerknaben Calw, Jory Vinikour, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
          27. 27.
            "Der, welcher wandelt diese Straße voll Beschwerden"
            7:54
            Christiane Karg, Klaus Florian Vogt, Levy Sekgapane, Douglas Williams, Jory Vinikour, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
          28. 28.
            "Wir wandelten durch Feuersgluten"
            3:01
            Christiane Karg, Klaus Florian Vogt, RIAS Kammerchor, Justin Doyle, Clara Andrada de la Calle, Jory Vinikour, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
          29. 29.
            "Papagena! Papagena!"
            5:24
            Rolando Villazón, Aurelius Sängerknaben Calw, Jory Vinikour, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
          30. 30.
            "Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Papagena!"
            2:18
            Rolando Villazón, Regula Mühlemann, Jory Vinikour, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
          31. 31.
            "Nur stille, stille, stille, stille!"
            1:47
            Albina Shagimuratova, Paul Schweinester, Johanni van Oostrum, Corinna Scheurle, Claudia Huckle, Jory Vinikour, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
          32. 32.
            "Die Strahlen der Sonne vertreiben die Nacht"
            2:45
            Franz-Josef Selig, RIAS Kammerchor, Justin Doyle, Jory Vinikour, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
    Playing Time 01:13:15