The Welsh-born soprano Margaret Price (b. 1921) made her operatic debut for her National Company in 1962 as Cherubino. It was her calling card at Covent Garden the following year. There she later sang the Mozart roles of Pamina, Donna Anna, Countess Almaviva and Fiordiligi. At Glyndebourne, 1968-1972, she sang Constanze and Fiordiligi, reverting to Pamina for her American debut at San Francisco in 1969. In the 1970s Margaret Price sang Mozart in Paris and the major German-speaking houses.
The disc features Margaret Price in all three of the major soprano roles that Mozart wrote for Figaro.
”La clemenza di Tito”, K.621, Act I: Parto, parto
”Le nozze di Figaro”, K.492, Act 2. Voi che sapete;
Act 3. E Susanna non vien! Dove sono;
Act 4. Giunse alfin il momento. Deh vieni, non tardar
”Die Entführung aus dem Serail”, K.384, No. 11: Martern aller Arten
”Il re pastore”, K.208, Act 3 L'amero, saro costante
”Don Giovanni”, K.527 Act 2. In quali eccessi. Mi tradi. Crudele? Non mi dir
”Idomeneo”, K.366. Act 2. Idol mio
Bella mia fiamma; Resta, o cara, K.528;
Vado, ma dove? K.583; Vorrei spiegarvi, o Dio! K.418
Margaret Price (soprano)
English Chamber Orchestra
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Recorded Abbey Road Studio 1, London,
February 1973 and Conway Hall, London, March 1974.
lossless (by Enrico Pallazzo)