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Mozart: An Italian Journey / Jeremy Ovenden, tenor

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Lucio Silla
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : La finta semplice
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Il sogno di Scipione
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : La finta giardiniera
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Il rè pastore
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Idomeneo
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Misero! o sogno...Aura che intorni spiri, K 431 (425b)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Cosi fan tutte, K 588
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : La Clemenza di Tito
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Notes & Reviews:

The English tenor Jeremy Ovenden has established himself as being among the best Mozart 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. He is joined for this, his first solo recording, by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and conductor Jonathan Cohen in a fascinating musical journey through the Italian arias of Mozart, from Lucio Silla (composed when he was just 16) through to his final Italian opera La Clemenza di Tito.

"It's a fiercely taxing selection...In technical terms, and particularly in his outstandingly idiomatic Italian enunciation, Ovenden proves complete master of his chosen repertory...For some tastes, his vibrant voice may lack traditional Mozartian mellifluousness. But for its artistic use, and for the close partnership Ovenden achieves with the OAE under Jonathan Cohen, I have only admiration." -BBC Music Magazine

"Ovenden has an attractive voice with bright, ringing overtones which in many ways is well suited to Mozart's music. His easy agility is ideal for the tricky semiquavers in Don Ottavio's 'Il mio tesoro', and neither his low notes nor upper register show the least strain." -Classic FM

"Idomeneo's aria finds the tenor sailing through its testing scalework...Cohen and the OAE are well in the picture. Everything seems to proceed at a suitable tempo. The clear recording is welcome, as are the texts and translations." -International Record Review

"A most imaginative idea: 13 tenor arias from Mozart's Italian operas, arranged chronologically...Maybe Ovenden's attractive, bright tenor is a little light for Idomeneo's magnificent Fuor del mar, but his rhythm, diction and easy flexibility of voice are exemplary." -The Sunday Times

"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...accompanied with customary style by Jonathan Cohen and the glorious Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. A delightful selection." -The Observer

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town (09/29/2010-10/02/2010).



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>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Lucio Silla :: Act 1. no 5. Il desio di vendetta
  • Performer: Jeremy Ovenden (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Jonathan Cohen
  • Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Notes: St Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town (09/29/2010-10/02/2010)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1772

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : La finta semplice :: Act 2. no 17. Sposa cara
  • Performer: Jeremy Ovenden (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Jonathan Cohen
  • Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Notes: St Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town (09/29/2010-10/02/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1768

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Il sogno di Scipione :: Act 1. no 7. Quercia annosa
  • Performer: Jeremy Ovenden (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Jonathan Cohen
  • Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Notes: St Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town (09/29/2010-10/02/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1772

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : La finta giardiniera :: Act 1. no 3. Dentro il mio petto
  • Performer: Jeremy Ovenden (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Jonathan Cohen
  • Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Notes: St Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town (09/29/2010-10/02/2010)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1775

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Il rè pastore :: Act 2. Scene 4. Se vicendo
  • Performer: Jeremy Ovenden (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Jonathan Cohen
  • Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Notes: St Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town (09/29/2010-10/02/2010)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1775

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Idomeneo :: Act 1. no 7. Il padre Adorato
  • Performer: Jeremy Ovenden (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Jonathan Cohen
  • Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Notes: St Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town (09/29/2010-10/02/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1781

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Il rè pastore :: Act 2. Scene 10. Sol può dir
  • Performer: Jeremy Ovenden (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Jonathan Cohen
  • Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Notes: St Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town (09/29/2010-10/02/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1775

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Idomeneo :: Act 1. no 6. Vedrommi intorno
  • Performer: Jeremy Ovenden (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Jonathan Cohen
  • Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Notes: St Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town (09/29/2010-10/02/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1781

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Misero! o sogno...Aura che intorni spiri, K 431 (425b)
  • Performer: Jeremy Ovenden (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Jonathan Cohen
  • Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Notes: St Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town (09/29/2010-10/02/2010)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1783

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Act 2. no 22. Il mio tesoro
  • Performer: Jeremy Ovenden (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Jonathan Cohen
  • Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Notes: St Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town (09/29/2010-10/02/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Idomeneo :: Act 2. no 12. Fuor del Mar
  • Performer: Jeremy Ovenden (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Jonathan Cohen
  • Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Notes: St Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town (09/29/2010-10/02/2010)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1781

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Così fan tutte, K 588 :: Act 1. no 17. Un'aura amorosa
  • Performer: Jeremy Ovenden (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Jonathan Cohen
  • Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Notes: St Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town (09/29/2010-10/02/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Così fan tutte, K 588 :: Act 2. no 27. In qual fiero contrasto - Tradito, schernito
  • Performer: Jeremy Ovenden (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Jonathan Cohen
  • Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Notes: St Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town (09/29/2010-10/02/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : La Clemenza di Tito :: Act 2. no 20. Se all'imperio
  • Performer: Jeremy Ovenden (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Jonathan Cohen
  • Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Notes: St Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town (09/29/2010-10/02/2010)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791