Mozart: Arias



Enjoy this CD survey highlighting some of the greatest Mozart arias ever written for the soprano voice.

Anett Fritsch, soprano
Alessandro de Marchi, conductor
Münchener Rundfunkorch
Label: Orfeo (Naxos Deutschland Musik & Video Vertriebs)

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“Anett Fritsch’s Mozart is a sheer delight. This is no bland essay of the usual suspects painted in anonymous colours but a vivid portrait gallery of characters that Fritsch has actually played on stage.”

Mark Pullinger, Gramophone

Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro


71e+A68H3nL._SL1200_Opera buffa in four acts K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791) with text by Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749–1838) after Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais’s play La Folle Journée, ou Le Mariage de Figaro (1778)

Cast: Luca Pisaroni, Anett Fritsch, Adam Plachetka, Martina Janková, Ann Murray
Director: Sven-Eric Bechtolf
Conductor: Dan Ettinger
Wiener Philharmoniker

Salzburg Festival (2015)

Mozart: Don Giovanni


rinaldoThe first D minor chords thunder ominously from the orchestra pit, while on the stage, the entrance hall of an elegant hotel appears, symbolic of a place of non-committal encounters. Luxury seeps from every pore of the stairs, galleries and mysterious doors – the perfect place for Don Giovanni’s exercises in seduction. Director Sven-Eric Bechtolf pulls off a brilliant coup with the high aesthetics of his intrigue, a masterful parody of the “everything is possible” of our time – flanked by an ensemble of exquisite vocal talents. Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, testosterone-charged Latin lover, amounts “with his splendid timbre and his stunningly virile magnetism to what must be an ideal realization of Don Giovanni” (Neue Zürcher Zeitung). With his finely balanced voice, Luca Pisaroni as an intellectually bespectacled Leporello. “The powerful bass of Commendatore Tomasz Konieczny is a true sensation” (Frankfurter Rundschau). The female roles are all realized with elegantly lean voices: Anett Fritsch highly dramatic as Elvira, the Donna Anna of Lenneke Ruitens supple in her vocal line and Valentina Nafornia “a wonderful Zerlina who radiates strong vocal sensuality” (Opernnetz).

Cast: Alessio Arduini, Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, Anett Fritsch, Tomasz Konieczny, Valentina Nafornita, Luca Pisaroni
Director: Sven-Eric Bechtolf
Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach
Vienna Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic Choir

Mozart: Cosi fan tutte


Cosi fan tutteStaged by 2013 Oscar winner Michael Haneke. Michael Haneke’s film Amour won an Oscar for best foreign-language film, the film too won 4 Césars, Palme d’Or (Cannes) and a Golden Globe.

Bonus: An excellent interview with Michael Haneke about Cosi fan tutte.

Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real de Madrid
(Coro Intermezzo & Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid)
Chorus Master: Andrés Maspero
Conductor: Sylvain Cambreling

Anett Fritsch, Paola Gardina, Kerstin Avemo, Juan Francisco Gatell, William Shimell

Händel: Rinaldo


rinaldoSkin-tight rubber and lacrosse sticks bring contemporary chic to this timeless fantasy of warriors and witches in Robert Carsen’s fun-filled transformation of Handel’s first London triumph. Conducting from the keyboard just as Handel himself did, Ottavio Dantone leads a youthful cast of today’s luminaries in the dramatic art of Baroque opera, the ‘affecting’ Sonia Prina, the ‘unadorned intensity’ of Anett Fritsch and ‘fire-breathing flair’ (The Observer) of Brenda Rae.

Cast: Sonia Prina, Anett Fritsch, Luca Pisaroni
Director: Robert Carsen
Conductor: Ottavio Dantone
Format: Classical, Dolby, HiFi Sound, Surround Sound, Widescreen
Language: Italian