Jeanette  Scovotti           (Berlin Classics 8408)
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Jeanette  Scovotti           (Berlin Classics 8408)
V1246. JEANETTE SCOVOTTI, w.Blomstedt Cond. Dresdner Staatskapelle: Mozart Concert Arias, incl. Voi avete un cor fedele, K.217; Chi sa qual sia, K.582; A questo seno deh vieni...Or che il cielo, K.374; Ma che vi fece...Sperai vicino il lido, K.368; Ah, se in ciel, benigne stelle, K.538; No, che non sei capace, K.419; Misero me...Misero pargoletto, K.77 (Mozart). (Germany) Berlin Classics 8408, recorded 1979. Gatefold edition. Final copy! - 782124840822

CRITIC REVIEW:

"Scovotti became a regular at the Met from 1962-1966 appearing in 86 performances. Her roles at the Metropolitan Opera include Echo and Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos, Lisa in La sonnambula, Oscar in Un ballo in maschera, Xenia in Boris Godunov, Rosina in The Barber of Seville, Poussette in Manon, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Gilda in Rigoletto, Papagena in The Magic Flute, Nannetta in Falstaff, Olympia in The Tales of Hoffmann, Fiakermilli in Arabella, and Adina in L'elisir d'amore.

In 1962, she and her husband, Fred Patrick, started the Lake George Opera company. She made her concert début with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the Tanglewood Festival in July 1963. In 1964 she performed the role of Tuptim in The King and I in a concert version with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra under conductor Lehman Engel. The production was recorded later in the studio with Barbara Cook as Anna and Theodore Bikel as the King. In 1966 she sang the title role in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor with Giuseppe Bamboschek and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall in Newark.

In 1967, Scovotti joined the roster of the San Francisco Opera where she stayed for only one season. At the SFO she appeared as the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute, Musetta in La bohème, and Miss Hampton in the U.S. premiere of Gunther Schuller's The Visitation. Following her year in San Francisco, Scovotti moved to Germany and spent the next decade appearing in productions in Europe. She sang at many of the leading opera houses in Europe, including the Hamburg State Opera, Vienna State Opera, Royal Opera at Covent Garden, Teatro Colón, and La Scala. In 1977 she returned to the United States to sing the role of Ludmilla in Glinka's Ruslan and Ludmilla with Opera Boston. Scovotti now teaches singing in Germany.”

- Ned Ludd