Luca Pisaroni / Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Sonya Yoncheva

Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro

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AllMusic Review by James Manheim

In the mid-2010s, Yannick Nézet-Séguin became the opera conductor of the moment and was signed to record a series of live Mozart opera performances by Deutsche Grammophon. This reading of Le Nozze di Figaro, recorded in Baden-Baden in 2015, generally delivers on its high-powered promises. You can sample from the beginning for a general idea of the whole: Nézet-Séguin takes the overture at a very brisk clip, and the players of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe are with him every step of the way. But the performance never falls into the trap of becoming an overly conductor-driven interpretation: Nézet-Séguin gives room to his all-star performers, including an age-inappropriate, but intriguing, Marcellina from Anne-Sofie von Otter and a confident turn in the lead role from Luca Pisaroni. To an extent, this is a Figaro for the busy 2010s: it's fast, unfailingly competent, and attention-grabbing. There might be other singers who have relaxed into the deeper reasons this opera was such a shock for so long, but it's hard to fault what's done here.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Le Nozze di Figaro
1 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 04:02 Amazon
2 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 02:39 Amazon
3 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 00:42 Amazon
4 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 02:44 Amazon
5 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 01:44 Amazon
6 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 00:43 Amazon
7 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 02:36 Amazon
8 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 01:01 Amazon
9 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 03:22 Amazon
10 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 00:42 Amazon
11 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 02:21 Amazon
12 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 02:02 Amazon
13 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 02:37 Amazon
14 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 03:52 Amazon
15 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 04:46 Amazon
16 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 01:04 Amazon
17 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 01:08 Amazon
18 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 01:26 Amazon
19 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 00:53 Amazon
20 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 01:11 Amazon
21 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 03:42 Amazon
22 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 03:53 Amazon
23 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 03:28 Amazon
24 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 01:19 Amazon
25 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 02:51 Amazon
26 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 01:11 Amazon
27 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 02:53 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Le Nozze di Figaro
1 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 02:46 Amazon
2 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 01:26 Amazon
3 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 03:15 Amazon
4 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 01:00 Amazon
5 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 01:04 Amazon
6 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 00:22 Amazon
7 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 01:25 Amazon
8 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 02:54 Amazon
9 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 01:20 Amazon
10 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 03:41 Amazon
11 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 00:55 Amazon
12 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 02:12 Amazon
13 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 02:51 Amazon
14 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 02:42 Amazon
15 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 01:25 Amazon
16 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 02:18 Amazon
17 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 02:42 Amazon
18 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 02:34 Amazon
19 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 00:52 Amazon
20 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 01:22 Amazon
21 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 03:18 Amazon
22 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 02:00 Amazon
23 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 04:35 Amazon
24 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 01:15 Amazon
25 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 00:42 Amazon
26 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 01:45 Amazon
27 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 04:37 Amazon
28 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 00:30 Amazon
29 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 00:29 Amazon
30 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 02:58 Amazon
31 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 00:23 Amazon
32 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 01:10 Amazon
33 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 03:01 Amazon
34 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 01:52 Amazon
35 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 01:17 Amazon
36 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 01:29 Amazon
37 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 01:24 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Le Nozze di Figaro
1 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 01:45 Amazon
2 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 01:56 Amazon
3 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 00:33 Amazon
4 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 03:29 Amazon
5 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 02:04 Amazon
6 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 03:50 Amazon
7 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 01:23 Amazon
8 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 02:46 Amazon
9 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 00:57 Amazon
10 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 01:16 Amazon
11 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 03:04 Amazon
12 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 00:32 Amazon
13 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 01:13 Amazon
14 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 04:21 Amazon
15 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 03:46 Amazon
16 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 01:53 Amazon
17 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 04:01 Amazon
18 Christiane Karg / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Luca Pisaroni / Sonya Yoncheva 01:12 Amazon
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