"...Ovenden has a pleasant, soft-grained voice and an astonishing facility for coloratura. His is not fazed by the most difficulty passages from the early operas, sailing easily through the trickiest divisions... Cohen and his orchestra do more that merely accompany. They seem thoroughy involved in the drma and play with great colour and spirit. The sound is excellent... Very much worth hearing."
Lucano - American Record Guide - January/February 2012
"Virtuosity is put to its rightful purpose in this brilliant collection of Mozart arias, sung flawlessly by tenor Jeremy Ovenden... He is a fine actor as well, and performs expansively but without affectation. Ovenden is not the only virtuoso present, however. The musicians and the conductor of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment bring their own superlative contribution to the music-making, giving us another in their series of intelligent, authentic ... full-blooded recordings... This is a wonderful production!"
Raymond Beegle - Fanfare - January/February 2012
"A refreshing rarity - a collection of Mozart’s italian arias for tenor."
David Vickers - Gramophone Awards issue - 2011
Performance **** Recording ****
"An English tenor currently of high standing in leading European musical venues, Jeremy Ovenden has planned his richly rewarding Mozart arias disc as a double tribute - to the composer of whose roles he has become a noteable performer ..."
Max Loppert - BBC Music Magazine - October 2011
"...The fine tenor Jeremy Ovenden, who has sung most of the major Mozart roles all over Europe and is resident in la bella Italia, sings with an engaging commitment to these joyous creations, giving us terrific arias from, among others, Scipione, La finta giardiniera, Idomeneo, Don Giovanni and Così, accompanied with customary style by Jonathan Cohen and the glorious Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. A delightful selection."
Stephen Pritchard - The Guardian - 17 July 2011
Good singer. He has great style, a beautiful voice all'italiana.
I just wonder: why he sings un'auramorosa and not "un'aura amorosa"? It cannot be just a legato for keep the position of the throat...
he does not need this kind of tricks!