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Mozart: An Italian Journey

The Classical Shop
release date: July 2011

Recorded in 24 Bit / 48Khz
album available as a Studio Master

Artists:

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment


Jonathan Cohen


Jeremy Ovenden

tenor

Venue:

St Silas The Martyr, Kentish Town, London



Producer:

Adrian Peacock



Engineer:

Mike Hatch



Record Label
Signum

Genre:

Orchestral & Concertos


Opera

Total Time - 67:28
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WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

(1756-1791)
   
1 

Il desio di vendetta from Lucio Silla: Act 1, No. 5

5:12
  Lucio  
2 

Sposa cara from La finta semplice: Act 2, No. 17

4:26
  Polidoro  
3 

Quercia annosa from Il sogno di Scipione: Act 1, No. 7

3:05
  Publio  
4 

Dentro il mio petto from La finta giardiniera: Act 1, No. 3

5:56
  Don Anchises  
5 

Se vicendo from Il re pastore: Act 2, Scene 4

6:04
  Alessandro  
6 

Il padre Adorato from Idomeneo: Act 1, No. 7

2:52
  Idamante  
7 

Sol puo dir from Il re pastore: Act 2, Scene 10

2:49
  Agenore  
8 

Vedrommi intorno from Idomeneo: Act 1, No. 6

3:51
  Idomeneo  
9 

Misero! o sogno, K.431

9:28
   
10 

Il mio tesoro from Don Giovanni: Act 2, No. 22

4:04
  Don Ottavio  
11 

Fuor del Mar from Idomeneo: Act 2, No. 12

6:25
  Idomeneo  
12 

Un'aura amorosa from Cosi fan tutte: Act 1, No. 17

4:40
  Ferrando  
13 

In qual fiero contrasto - Tradito, schernito from Cosi fan tutte, Act 2, No. 27

3:24
  Ferrando  
14 

Se all'imperio from La Celemenda di Tito: Act 2, No. 20

5:12
  Tito  

Mozart: An Italian Journey – Jeremy Ovenden (tenor), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Jonathan Cohen

This is a fascinating musical journey through the Italian arias of Mozart, from one of his earliest works, Lucio Silla (composed when he was just sixteen), through to his final Italian opera, La clemenza di Tito.

The English tenor Jeremy Ovenden has established himself as one of the best Mozartean tenors of his generation (notably in the role of Don Ottavio) and has become a familiar figure on the stages of the world’s opera houses and concert halls and at major festivals. For this, his first, solo recording he is joined by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and conductor Jonathan Cohen. In a recent performance review The Opera Critic described Jeremy as ‘an intelligent… highly competent singer… his line, power, and coloratura were all excellent’.



"...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!
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