Mozart: Der Schauspieldirektor, K486 - Previn (2 CDs)
In 1967, RCA recorded André Previn conducting a spar-kling performance of Mozart’s The Impresario (Der Schauspieldirektor). This slight 1786 “comedy with music” is fitted out with a new English libretto by Previn’s then wife Dory, who transplanted the amusing tale to the 20th century. The fine cast of this international CD premiere release includes sopranos Reri Grist and Judith Raskin as well as the distinguished actor Leo McKern in the title role.
Mozart: Der Schauspieldirektor, K486
sung in English
Judith Raskin (Madame Herz), Reri Grist (Mademoiselle Silberklang), Richard Lewis (Vogelsang), Sherrill Milnes (Buff)
English Chamber Orchestra, André Previn