The Royal Opera House

Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro CD (Karl Böhm)

This ICA Classics release has been sourced from the Richard Itter archive and has never been released before. Harold Rosenthal, editor of Opera Magazine, described the staged performance at London’s Royal Festival Hall in September 1954 as ‘sheer delight’ and went on to praise an exceptionally strong Viennese cast, many of whose members had long associations not just with the Vienna State Opera but with the city itself. 

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Figaro: Erich Kunz
Susanna: Irmgard Seefied
Count Almaviva:Paul Schöffler
Countess Almaviva: Lisa Della Casa
Cherubino: Sena Jurinac
Marcellina: Rosette Anday
Bartolo:Oskar Czerwenka
Basilio: Murray Dickie

Wiener Staatsopernchor
Wiener Philharmoniker
Conductor: Karl Bölm
Running Time: 2 CDs
Mono
Year: 1954
A BBC recording