Christian Gerhaher, Baritone

Mozart Arias.

Accompanied by the Freiburger Barockorchester. On this CD, Christian Gerhaher devotes a complete album to arias from the operas of Mozart, together with the Freiburger Barockorchester, one of the top period instrument ensembles worldwide. The album features all the big baritone arias from Mozart’s most well-known operas, including Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, Die Zauberflöte, Le nozze di Figaro, and also includes a recording of Symphony No. 36 in C Major K 425. The selections are as follows: Mozart: Madamina, il catalogo è questo (from Don Giovanni) Deh! vieni alla finestra (from Don Giovanni) Fin ch’han dal vino (from Don Giovanni) Symphony No. 36 in C major, K425 ‘Linz’ (individual movements interpersed with the arias) Bravo, signor padrone…Se vuol ballare (from Le nozze di Figaro) Meta di voi qua vadano (from Don Giovanni) Non siate ritrosi (from Così fan tutte) Ah, pieta, signori miei! (from Don Giovanni) Der Vogelfänger bin ich, ja (from Die Zauberflöte) Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen (from Die Zauberflöte) Papagena! Papagena! (from Die Zauberflöte) Tutto e disposto…Aprite un po’ quegl’occhi (from Le Nozze di Figaro) Non piu andrai, farfallone amoroso (from Le Nozze di Figaro) Hai gia vinta la causa! (from Le nozze di Figaro) Donne mie la fate a tanti (from Così fan tutte) Rivolgete a lui lo sguardo (from Così fan tutte) In addition to being one of the leading and most acclaimed Lieder singers performing today, Christian Gerhaher is also a highly sought-after performer on the opera stage. Having performed in some of the world’s top opera houses, Gerhaher was awarded the prestigious Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera for his performance in Wagner’s Tannhäuser at London’s Royal Opera House.  

Here is Mozart’s charming aria “Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen” from Zauberfloete:  

And next, here is Christian Gerhaher preparing for Mozart’s opera, “Don Giovanni”: