The unforgettable 'masterful use of light and silhouettes'(Milano Post) with which Giorgio Strehler interpreted the charm of Mozarts Singspiel was conceived for the Salzburg Festival, where it was staged in 1965 under the baton of then 29 year old Zubin Mehta, and then regularly revived at La Scala from 1972 onwards. At twenty years since the death of the great director, who from 1951 staged some by-now legendary operas at La Scala, Teatro alla Scala proposed anew this celebrated staging and called to the podium the man who conducted it the first time Zubin Mehta. 'Extraordinary, a wonder ' (Corriere Della Sera). The stage set with magnificent palace architecture and a sea view at centre is a veritable feast for the eyes, which is equally true for the elaborately and lovingly designed costumes. The viewer feels like hes being transported into the oriental aura. The fact that the current performance is conducted by Maestro Zubin Mehta, now over 80 years old, builds a bridge to Strehlers Salzburg production, which dates back more than half a century, and at the same time provides a touching detail of this timelessly monumental performance.
Recording date: Teatro alla Scala, Milan 2017
Sound format: PCM Stereo, DTS-HD MA 5.1
Picture: NTSC, 16:9
Subtitles: German (original language), English, French, Korean, Japanese
Booklet: English, German, French
Total running time: 155 mins