apollo et hyacinthus

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Natus cadit, atque Deus from Mozart’s Apollo et Hyacinthus, sung by Christiane Karg and Maximilian Kiener.

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Natus cadit, atque Deus from Mozart’s Apollo et Hyacinthus, sung by Maximilian Kiener and Christiane Karg.

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Yep, It’s me again in this particular crusade to get you like the baroque.

So the other night I finally saw Apollo et Hyacinthus, the Mozart’s first opera, and bloody hell, what a funny thing!
Let’s be clear, he compose it when he has 11, so isn’t the most complex or dramatic opera that you’ll see. The music is simple and quite repetitive and have not a depth storyline that makes explode your head.
The wonder of this opera lies in this production from which I’m sure you saw some excerpts on Youtube.

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Ut navis in aequore luxuriante from Mozart’s Apollo et Hyacinthus, sung by Anthony Rolfe Johnson.

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Lætari, iocari from Mozart’s Apollo et Hyacinthus, sung by Christiane Karg.

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Some of you knows, and if not I’m telling you now, that I tend to like all this productions who set the action into modern times, as long as don´t be a nonsense, just as I like all these who return to the origins and play them like should be at the moment of being premiered. Well, this has something of both.

It is written in late latin, and therefore quite italianate (and very badly pronounced, by the way, my ears still bleed) and so overacted which is impossible not to laugh, I couldn’t resist to made this, I hope you enjoy it as much I did while I’m doing it.