Mozart: Da Ponte Cycle
Release Date: 06 October 2017
Teodor Currentzis and his orchestra and choir MusicAeterna launched their outstanding Mozart/Da Ponte opera series in 2014 with the release of Le nozze di Figaro, culminating in the release of Don Giovanni at the end in 2016. While these recordings naturally proved divisive, the overwhelming critical response hailed them as: “Truly a benchmark recording” (El Mundo on Figaro); “The field of Figaro recordings is crowded, but Currentzis’s deserves a special space” (Financial Times); “Wonders keep tumbling out” (The Times on Così fan tutte); “Mozart has never been more erotic. An opera recording that just revels in pain and lust” (Die Zeit on Così fan tutte); “His conception of these works is so grand, so life-affirming and life-changing, so far beyond anything that has come before it, that it has, for me, redefined music itself. This is classical music breaking the four-minute mile” (The Guardian).