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  PentaTone Classics -
  PTC 5186 158
  Mozart, Rossini: Opera Arias - Frederica von Stade
  Mozart, Rossini: Opera Arias

Frederica von Stade (soprano)
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Edo de Waart (conductor)
Track listing:
  Classical - Vocal
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Reviews: 2

Site review by Castor December 19, 2005
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Review by Oscar August 10, 2005 (11 of 12 found this review helpful)
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This is the best sounding Pentatone disc I have heard. Simply spectacular. Clear and detailed orchestra, gorgeous sound of the voice, good balances and good ambiance atmosphere.

The performances are great too. Federica Von Stade, american mezzo-soprano, is one of the most beloved artists of all time. She has this special gift of bringing light and smile to all what she sings. THis disc was, as I remember one of her first solo recitals. And it is a winner. Rossini and Mozart arias impecably sung, without any excess, just plain and solid musicanship.

With so many "over inflated" divas around today, this disc is a good reminder of where true art can be found.

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Works: 6  

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Don Giovanni, K. 527
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - La clemenza di Tito, K. 621
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492
Gioachino Rossini - Il barbiere di Siviglia
Gioachino Rossini - La Cenerentola
Gioachino Rossini - Otello