Il re Pastore

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W. A. MOZART
Il re Pastore
Eva Mei, Inga Nielsen,Ann Murray, Roberto Sacca & Markus Schafer / Concentus musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

[ Warner Classics Das Alte Werk / 2 CD ]

Release Date: Monday 23 February 2009

This opera was first performed on April 23 1775 in Salzburg, at the Palace of the Archbishop Count Hieronymus von Colloredo.

Il re pastore (The Shepherd King) is an opera, K. 208, written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to an Italian libretto by Metastasio, edited by Gianbattista Varesco. It is an opera seria. The opera was first performed on April 23 1775 in Salzburg, at the Palace of the Archbishop Count Hieronymus von Colloredo.

In 1775 the opera was commissioned for a visit by the Archduke Maximilian Franz of Austria, the youngest son of Empress Maria Theresa, to Salzburg. Mozart spent six weeks working on the opera. It consists of two acts and runs for approximately 107 minutes.

Tracks:

La finta giardiniera, K196
Lucio Silla, K135
Il re pastore, K208
Thamos, König in Ägypten
Der Schauspieldirektor, K486