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Mozart’s ‘Le Nozze Di Figaro’ (Associazione Corale Mutinae Cantores)

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

By my own admission an opera novice, I was pleasantly surprised to find that Mutinae Cantores, the Italian choir who performed these extracts from Mozart’s ‘Le Nozze Di Figaro’, were the perfect introduction to the genre. The acoustics of the church in which they sang added an extra layer of beauty to a performance which was already very impressive; maestro Paolo Gattolin’s arrangements rejuvenate arias that even I am familiar with. If I had one complaint it would simply be that, given that this is a choral performance, it is sometimes hard to decipher the meanings of the complex arias without the benefit of actors. Still, it made for an inspiring and notable hour.

Pilrig Studio, 24, 26 Aug, times vary, £7.00 – £9.00, fpp n/a.
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