Sony Classical announces the release of the Mozart in the Jungle Season 3 Soundtrack, available digitally and on CD on December 9, 2016. The album features original performances by soprano Ana María Martínez and beloved classical artists including Joshua Bell, Plácido Domingo, and Yo-Yo Ma.
Mozart in the Jungle is a half-hour comedic drama based on the critically acclaimed memoir Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs & Classical Music by Blair Tindall. The series draws back the curtain on the world of music, where artistic dedication and creativity collide with mind games, politicking and survival instincts.
The Golden Globe®-winning series unveils what really happens behind the scenes at the symphony – as new maestro Rodrigo (Gael Garcia Bernal) is stirring things up, maestro emeritus Thomas (Malcolm McDowell) tries to find his footing in his new roll, president of the symphony Gloria (Bernadette Peters) seeks to keep it running, while young oboist Hailey (Lola Kirke) hopes for her big chance. Each episode features both original and pre-existing performances of classical music alongside cameo appearances from artists including Gustavo Dudamel, Joshua Bell, Emanuel Ax, and Lang.
The third season of Mozart in the Jungle opens in the midst of a grand Italian adventure. Rodrigo takes on a brand-new artistic challenge: conducting the great opera diva Alessandra (Monica Bellucci) in her long-awaited return concert in Venice, Italy. He’s swept up in the city, communing with its rich musical history as Alessandra pulls him into a passionate collaboration that quickly becomes operatic in its own right. Hailey travels across Europe with the Andrew Walsh Ensemble, finding it’s not everything that she’d hoped – but discovering a passion for conducting along the way. During the months since the lockout, the symphony has been torn apart. Many of the players can’t be in the same room as each other and tense negotiations have become personal for Cynthia and Gloria. The musicians are challenged to become individuals again, confronting life without their orchestra family at the center. This season will feature cameo appearances from Joshua Bell, Plácido Domingo and Nico Muhly.
The operatic overtones of this season are mirrored on the soundtrack, with the spotlight shining on soprano Ana María Martinez. She performs several tracks on the soundtrack including a duet with Plácido Domingo on “La ci darem la mano” from Mozart’s Don Giovanni.
Grammy Award® winner Ana María Martínez is considered to be one of the foremost sopranos of her time, with an international career that spans the world’s most important opera houses and concert halls. With a repertoire that encompasses opera’s most intriguing and diverse leading ladies, she engages her audiences season after season with signature roles, spellbinding debuts, and a myriad of captivating recordings. Opera News’ cover story on Ms. Martínez in October 2014 declared that her “soprano harks back to the golden age. Her range is even, from a dusky chest-voice through a claret-colored middle and up to radiant top, and is impressive in its quiet moments as it is at full power.” Leading roles for the soprano during the 2016-2017 season include Marguerite in Faust with Houston Grand Opera, a role debut as Tatyana in Eugene Onegin with Lyric Opera of Chicago, as well as Cio San in Madame Butterfly with Royal Opera House Covent Garden and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with San Francisco Opera. She recently joined star tenor Andrea Bocelli on a multi-city tour.
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Mozart in the Jungle Season 3 Track Listing
1) Les Filles des Cadix (L. Delibes)
Performed by Ana María Martínez/Steven Mercurio/ Prague Philharmonia
2) Die Zauberflöte, K. 620, “Pa-Pa-Pa-Papagena!” (W. A. Mozart)
Performed by Ileana Cotrubas/Christian Boesch/James Levine/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
3) Slavonic Dances, Op. 72, No. 2 in E minor (Allegretto grazioso) (A. Dvořák)
Performed by George Szell/ The Cleveland Orchestra
4) *Impromptu (Thomas’s piece) (M. Mazzoli)
Performed by Joshua Bell/ The Kaprálová Orchestra
5) *Don Giovanni, K. 527: “Là ci darem la mano” (W. A. Mozart)
Performed by Plácido Domingo/Ana María Martínez/Alyssa Park, Violin/Shalini Vijayan, Violin/ Luke Maurer, Viola/Jacob Braun, Cello
6) *Die Junge Nonne, D. 828 (F. Schubert)
Performed by Ana María Martínez/Noah Lindquist
7) Fidelio, Op. 72: March from Act 1 (L. v. Beethoven)
Performed by Sir Colin Davis/ BR Symphonieorchester
8) Concerto in C major, K. 314 (285d), Allegro aperto (W. A. Mozart)
Performed by François Leleux/Camerata Salzburg
9) A lenda do caboclo (H. Villa-Lobos)
Performed by Yo-Yo Ma/Odair Assad/ Sergio Assad
10) *Amy Fisher (N. Muhly)
Performed by Ana María Martínez/Nico Muhly
11) *Carmen: Chanson bohème (G. Bizet) – Explicit Content
Performed by Ana María Martínez/Orchestra Regionale Filarmonía Veneta
12) Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 82 Allegro Molto (J. Sibelius)
Performed by Adrian Leaper/Orchestra Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria
BONUS TRACK: (digital product only)
13) *Welcome to Earth (Bonus Track) (Ryan Lott) – Explicit Content
Performed by Son Lux