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Le Concert Spirituel - Diego Fasolis

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You may be shocked to see Mozart's name attached to an 1801 date on this Glossa release, but the actual nature of the recording is not so shocking: Les Mystères d'Isis is an adaptation of Die Zauberflöte, K. 620 (The Magic Flute), made for the Paris Opera by the Bohemian composer Ludwig Wenzel Lachnith and the French librettist Etienne Morel de Chédeville. This is no mere translation. Not only Chédeville, but also Lachnith, remade Mozart's opera to suit French tastes and even French singers, lowering the Queen of the Night, for example, to a mezzo-soprano. The two acts of the original opera become four, with interpolated arias from other Mozart operas (including Don Giovanni) and even the slow movement of Haydn's Symphony No. 103 in E flat major, H. 1/103 thrown in as a curtain raiser. Certainly such insertion arias were common at the time, but the degree of alteration here is extreme. All the characters' names change except for Pamina's and Sarastro's, and Papageno becomes a much more significant figure. The question arises as to why the French would have been interested in the opera at all in a form shorn of its original content; the detailed booklet points out that the opera's Egyptian setting would have contributed to its appeal, and notes further that even Wagner's operas were performed in French at their premieres. The whole project is interesting for the insight it provides into a time when classical compositions were something other than the sacred texts they later became. Berlioz, who helped that process along, savaged Les Mystères d'Isis mercilessly (the terms "wretched hodgepodge" and even "assassination" were used), as did Mozart's biographer Otto Jahn, who noted correctly that the adaption strips the low comedy out of the opera. It is nevertheless indefinably appealing to hear this familiar music sung in French, and instructive to study this chapter in the history of how the Mozart legend took shape. The performances are fine: Renata Pokupic as the Queen of the Night, here named Myrrène, is a standout, and the historical instruments of the group Le Concert Spirituel under Diego Fasolis realize unusual and even lush orchestral textures that might not have been recognizable to Mozart but are part of his reception history. Those interested in that reception history will be intrigued by this release.
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Mozart / Ludwig Wenzel Lachnith : Les Mystères d'Isis

Diego Fasolis

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Les mystères d'Isis (After Mozart) (Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith)

1
Les mystères d'Isis (After Mozart): Overture
00:06:04

Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

Les mystères d'Isis, Act I (After Mozart) (Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith)

2
Les mystères d'Isis, Act I (After Mozart): Act I Scene 1: Recitative: Dans ce fortune sejour (Zarastro)
00:00:39

Jean Teitgen, Performer - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

3
Les mystères d'Isis, Act I (After Mozart): Act I Scene 1: O Deesse immortelle (Zarastro and the Priests)
00:02:13

Jean Teitgen, Performer - Vlaams Radio Koor, Choir - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

4
Les mystères d'Isis, Act I (After Mozart): Act I Scene 1: Recitative: Des que l'astre du jour (Zarastro)
00:01:19

Jean Teitgen, Performer - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

5
Les mystères d'Isis, Act I (After Mozart): Act I Scene 1: Isis dissipe le nuage (The 3 Priestesses)
00:01:28

Elodie Mechain, Performer - Jennifer Borghi, Performer - Camille Poul, Performer - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

6
Les mystères d'Isis, Act I (After Mozart): Act I Scene 1: Recitative: A la main d'Ismenor (Zarastro)
00:00:40

Jean Teitgen, Performer - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

7
Les mystères d'Isis, Act I (After Mozart): Act I Scene 1: Ceremonia religieuse
00:02:38

Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

8
Les mystères d'Isis, Act I (After Mozart): Act I Scene 1: Moteur de l'univers (Zarastro)
00:01:58

Jean Teitgen, Performer - Vlaams Radio Koor, Choir - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

9
Les mystères d'Isis, Act I (After Mozart): Act I Scene 1: Recitative: Rentrons, je vois Ismenor (Zarastro)
00:00:54

Jean Teitgen, Performer - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

10
Les mystères d'Isis, Act I (After Mozart): Act I Scene 2: De feux cruels (Ismenor)
00:01:03

Sebastien Droy, Performer - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

11
Les mystères d'Isis, Act I (After Mozart): Act I Scene 3: Quel sort affreux (The 3 Female Attendants)
00:02:47

Elodie Mechain, Performer - Jennifer Borghi, Performer - Camille Poul, Performer - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

12
Les mystères d'Isis, Act I (After Mozart): Act I Scene 4: Recitative: Ou suis-je ? (Ismenor)
00:01:11

Sebastien Droy, Performer - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

13
Les mystères d'Isis, Act I (After Mozart): Act I Scene 4: Au gage si cher (Ismenor)
00:03:22

Sebastien Droy, Performer - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

14
Les mystères d'Isis, Act I (After Mozart): Act I Scene 4: Recitative: Isis, qui du ciel (Ismenor)
00:00:25

Sebastien Droy, Performer - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

15
Les mystères d'Isis, Act I (After Mozart): Act I Scene 5: Sous les yeux (Bochoris)
00:02:22

Tassis Christoyannis, Performer - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

16
Les mystères d'Isis, Act I (After Mozart): Act I Scene 6: Recitative: Me voila seul (Bochoris)
00:02:17

Tassis Christoyannis, Performer - Sebastien Droy, Performer - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

17
Les mystères d'Isis, Act I (After Mozart): Act I Scene 7: O Ciel, quelle injustice (Ismenor, Bochoris)
00:03:08

Tassis Christoyannis, Performer - Sebastien Droy, Performer - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

18
Les mystères d'Isis, Act I (After Mozart): Act I Scene 7: Recitative: Quels que soient (Bochoris, Ismenor)
00:00:28

Tassis Christoyannis, Performer - Sebastien Droy, Performer - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

19
Les mystères d'Isis, Act I (After Mozart): Act I Scene 7: Vers nous elle adresse (Bochoris, Myrrene)
00:00:54

Tassis Christoyannis, Performer - Renata Pokupic, Performer - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

20
Les mystères d'Isis, Act I (After Mozart): Act I Scene 8: Recitative: Punis un coupable (Myrrene)
00:02:05

Renata Pokupic, Performer - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

21
Les mystères d'Isis, Act I (After Mozart): Act I Scene 8: Recitative: N'en doutez pas (Ismenor, Myrrene)
00:01:01

Sebastien Droy, Performer - Renata Pokupic, Performer - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

22
Les mystères d'Isis, Act I (After Mozart): Act I Scene 8: On peut compter (Bochoris, Ismenor, Myrrene)
00:06:27

Elodie Mechain, Performer - Jennifer Borghi, Performer - Camille Poul, Performer - Tassis Christoyannis, Performer - Sebastien Droy, Performer - Renata Pokupic, Performer - Vlaams Radio Koor, Choir - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

Les mystères d'Isis, Act II (After Mozart) (Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith)

23
Les mystères d'Isis, Act II (After Mozart): Act II Scene 1: Vous voila donc (Mono, Pamina)
00:01:05

Marie Lenormand, Performer - Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Performer - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

24
Les mystères d'Isis, Act II (After Mozart): Act II Scene 1: Dans les bras (Pamina)
00:03:20

Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Performer - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

25
Les mystères d'Isis, Act II (After Mozart): Act II Scene 2: J'entends du bruit (Mona, Pamina, Bochoris)
00:01:25

Tassis Christoyannis, Performer - Marie Lenormand, Performer - Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Performer - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

26
Les mystères d'Isis, Act II (After Mozart): Act II Scene 2: Plus de tristesse (Bochoris, Mona, Pamina)
00:01:16

Tassis Christoyannis, Performer - Marie Lenormand, Performer - Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Performer - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

27
Les mystères d'Isis, Act II (After Mozart): Act II Scene 2: Recitative: Mais dis-moi donc (Mona, Bochoris, Pamina)
00:00:50

Tassis Christoyannis, Performer - Marie Lenormand, Performer - Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Performer - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

28
Les mystères d'Isis, Act II (After Mozart): Act II Scene 2: Je vais revoir (Pamina, Bochoris, Mona)
00:03:01

Tassis Christoyannis, Performer - Marie Lenormand, Performer - Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Performer - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

29
Les mystères d'Isis, Act II (After Mozart): Act II Scene 2: Recitative: Si nos gardiens venaient (Mona, Bochoris, Pamina)
00:00:21

Tassis Christoyannis, Performer - Marie Lenormand, Performer - Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Performer - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

30
Les mystères d'Isis, Act II (After Mozart): Act II Scene 3: Si la vertu t'inspire (The three Priestesses)
00:01:29

Sebastien Droy, Performer - Elodie Mechain, Performer - Jennifer Borghi, Performer - Camille Poul, Performer - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

31
Les mystères d'Isis, Act II (After Mozart): Act II Scene 4: Recitative: Espoir divin (Ismenor, Chorus)
00:01:52

Sebastien Droy, Performer - Vlaams Radio Koor, Choir - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

32
Les mystères d'Isis, Act II (After Mozart): Act II Scene 5: Recitative: Parle, jeune etranger (Zarastro, Ismenor)
00:02:05

Jean Teitgen, Performer - Sebastien Droy, Performer - Vlaams Radio Koor, Choir - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

33
Les mystères d'Isis, Act II (After Mozart): Act II Scene 6: Non, loi dure (Ismenor, Choir)
00:01:12

Sebastien Droy, Performer - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

34
Les mystères d'Isis, Act II (After Mozart): Act II Scene 7: Je vais vous enchainer (The Guard, Pamina, Bochoris, Chorus and Slaves)
00:01:58

Marc Labonnette, Performer - Tassis Christoyannis, Performer - Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Performer - Vlaams Radio Koor, Choir - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

35
Les mystères d'Isis, Act II (After Mozart): Act II Scene 7: Quel charme (Bochoris, Pamina)
00:00:50

Tassis Christoyannis, Performer - Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Performer - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

36
Les mystères d'Isis, Act II (After Mozart): Act II Scene 8: De Zarastro celebrons (Priests, Priestesses)
00:00:54

Vlaams Radio Koor, Choir - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

37
Les mystères d'Isis, Act II (After Mozart): Act II Scene 8: Recitative: A vos yeux (Pamina, Zarastro)
00:01:18

Jean Teitgen, Performer - Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Performer - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

38
Les mystères d'Isis, Act II (After Mozart): Act II Scene 9: Ne vous montrez (Ismenor, Zarastro, Pamina, Bachoris, The Guard, Slaves, Priests, Priestesses)
00:01:22

Marc Labonnette, Performer - Jean Teitgen, Performer - Tassis Christoyannis, Performer - Sebastien Droy, Performer - Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Performer - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

39
Les mystères d'Isis, Act II (After Mozart): Act II Scene 9: Cedez a sa puissance (Priests, Priestesses, Pamina, Ismenor, Bachoris Zarastro)
00:00:55

Jean Teitgen, Performer - Tassis Christoyannis, Performer - Sebastien Droy, Performer - Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Performer - Vlaams Radio Koor, Choir - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

40
Les mystères d'Isis, Act II (After Mozart): Act II Scene 9: Fuyez coeurs faibles (Priests, Priestesses, Zarastro)
00:01:36

Jean Teitgen, Performer - Vlaams Radio Koor, Choir - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

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Les mystères d'Isis, Act III (After Mozart) (Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith)

1
Les mystères d'Isis, Act III (After Mozart): Act III Scene 1: Recitative: J'ai du vous prevenir (Mano, Myrrene)
00:00:59

Renata Pokupic, Performer - Marie Lenormand, Performer - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

2
Les mystères d'Isis, Act III (After Mozart): Act III Scene 2: Trop coupable Ismenor (Myrrene)
00:01:28

Renata Pokupic, Performer - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

3
Les mystères d'Isis, Act III (After Mozart): Act III Scene 2: Quel charme (Myrrene)
00:03:52

Renata Pokupic, Performer - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

4
Les mystères d'Isis, Act III (After Mozart): Act III Scene 3: Venez comme un dieu (Mona, Myrrene)
00:00:52

Renata Pokupic, Performer - Marie Lenormand, Performer - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

5
Les mystères d'Isis, Act III (After Mozart): Act III Scene 3: Entree des Pretres
00:03:10

Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

6
Les mystères d'Isis, Act III (After Mozart): Act III Scene 4: Recitative: Des volontes d'Isis (Zarastro)
00:01:07

Jean Teitgen, Performer - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

7
Les mystères d'Isis, Act III (After Mozart): Act III Scene 4: Dans ce sejour tranquille (Zarastro)
00:03:18

Jean Teitgen, Performer - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

8
Les mystères d'Isis, Act III (After Mozart): Act III Scene 4: Recitative: Et vous dont le soin (Zarastro)
00:00:34

Jean Teitgen, Performer - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

9
Les mystères d'Isis, Act III (After Mozart): Act III Scene 5: O nuit sombre (Zarastro, Priests)
00:02:43

Jean Teitgen, Performer - Vlaams Radio Koor, Choir - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

10
Les mystères d'Isis, Act III (After Mozart): Act III Scene 6: Pour obtenir une vie eternelle (Ismenor, Bochoris, 2 Priests)
00:02:15

Marc Labonnette, Performer - Mathias Vidal, Performer - Sebastien Droy, Performer - Le Concert Spirituel, Orchestra - Diego Fasolis, Conductor - Etienne Morel de Chedeville, Lyricist - Ludwig Wenceslaus Lachnith, Composer

2015 Glossa

Album Description

You may be shocked to see Mozart's name attached to an 1801 date on this Glossa release, but the actual nature of the recording is not so shocking: Les Mystères d'Isis is an adaptation of Die Zauberflöte, K. 620 (The Magic Flute), made for the Paris Opera by the Bohemian composer Ludwig Wenzel Lachnith and the French librettist Etienne Morel de Chédeville. This is no mere translation. Not only Chédeville, but also Lachnith, remade Mozart's opera to suit French tastes and even French singers, lowering the Queen of the Night, for example, to a mezzo-soprano. The two acts of the original opera become four, with interpolated arias from other Mozart operas (including Don Giovanni) and even the slow movement of Haydn's Symphony No. 103 in E flat major, H. 1/103 thrown in as a curtain raiser. Certainly such insertion arias were common at the time, but the degree of alteration here is extreme. All the characters' names change except for Pamina's and Sarastro's, and Papageno becomes a much more significant figure. The question arises as to why the French would have been interested in the opera at all in a form shorn of its original content; the detailed booklet points out that the opera's Egyptian setting would have contributed to its appeal, and notes further that even Wagner's operas were performed in French at their premieres. The whole project is interesting for the insight it provides into a time when classical compositions were something other than the sacred texts they later became. Berlioz, who helped that process along, savaged Les Mystères d'Isis mercilessly (the terms "wretched hodgepodge" and even "assassination" were used), as did Mozart's biographer Otto Jahn, who noted correctly that the adaption strips the low comedy out of the opera. It is nevertheless indefinably appealing to hear this familiar music sung in French, and instructive to study this chapter in the history of how the Mozart legend took shape. The performances are fine: Renata Pokupic as the Queen of the Night, here named Myrrène, is a standout, and the historical instruments of the group Le Concert Spirituel under Diego Fasolis realize unusual and even lush orchestral textures that might not have been recognizable to Mozart but are part of his reception history. Those interested in that reception history will be intrigued by this release.
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