MOZART: Zaide K344

1 CD - Signum Classics SIGCD473
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Sophie Bevan, Allan Clayton, Jacques Imbrailo, Darren Jeffery, Classical Opera, Ian Page
original title: Mozart: Zaide / Classical Opera

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  • Continuing Classical Opera's critically acclaimed complete cycle of Mozart operas on Signum Classics is this release of 'Zaide'. The opera is set in a totalitarian regime where a couple have fallen in love (Zaide and Gomatz), incurring the jealousy of the ruling sultan (Soliman).
    One of very few of Mozart’s works to be written without a commission, Mozart completed 15 numbers before abandoning the work to fulfil the commission for 'Idomeneo'. These include two searing melodramas, some superb ensembles and a sequence of arias including the heavenly 'Ruhe sanft' sung by Sophie Bevan.

    SIGCD343 Mozart: Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots, K35
    “Page and the Orchestra of Classical Opera have an unerring knack for making the most out of the young Mozart's characterful ideal synthesis of muscular directness and Mozartian elegance...[Worldliness's arias] are both sung with mischievous elan by Sophie Bevan.” Gramophone Magazine, October 2013
    SIGCD433 Mozart: Il re pastore, K208
    “It is hard to imagine hearing another performance as convivial and life-affirming as this. The Orchestra of Classical Opera play supremely well...Page’s unobtrusive pacing of the pastoral mini-drama and sage weighting of orchestrally accompanied recitatives pull the listener along gently.” Gramophone Magazine, November 2015
    SIGCD400 Mozart: Mitridate, rè di Ponto, K87
    “This excellent recording is probably the one that Mozart completists will want to have: it contains not only unflaggingly stylish virtuosic singing...but also a useful compendium of seven previously unrecorded arias and a duet...The supporting soloists are also first rate, and Ian Page and the Orchestra of the Classical Opera company provide exemplary accompaniment throughout.” The Telegraph, 17th November 2014 ****
  • Sophie Bevan
    Allan Clayton
    Jacques Imbrailo
    Darren Jeffery
    Classical Opera
    Ian Page

    Sophie Bevan: Zaide
    Allan Clayton: Gomatz
    Jacques Imbrailo: Allazim
    Darren Jeffery: Osmin
    Stuart Jackson: Sultan Soliman
    Jonathan McGovern: Vorsinger
    The Orchestra of Classical Opera,
    Ian Page [conductor]
  • 1 CD - 1h 17mn 54s
    upc/ean. 635212047323
    ref. SIGCD473
    release date. 2016-09-16

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