Mozart: Zaide, K. 344

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Mozart: Zaide, K. 344
Sophie Bevan (soprano), Allan Clayton (tenor) Stuart Jackson (tenor) / The Orchestra of Classical Opera, Ian Page

[ Signum / CD ]

Release Date: Friday 9 June 2017

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Continuing the company's critically acclaimed complete cycle of Mozart operas on Signum Classics is the release of Zaide. One of very few of Mozart's works to be written without a commission, Mozart completed fifteen 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 celebrated "Ruhe sanft".

Zaide Sophie Bevan (soprano)
Gomatz Allan Clayton (tenor)
Soliman Stuart Jackson (tenor)
Allazim Jacques Imbrailo (baritone)
Osmin Darren Jeffery (bass-baritone)
Vorsanger Jonathan McGovern (baritone)

"Page's performance offers firmness and mastery of tempo … As Gomatz, Allan Clayton brings energy and definition to his singing … Excellent sound." BBC Music

"Classical Opera's well-rounded interpretation offers a strong advocacy for the treasures within Mozart's forsaken opera." Gramophone

"Page is the hero here. Drawing outstanding playing, he makes every note and inflexion count, his acute perception apparent throughout a performance that crackles with an intensity never achieved at the expense of obscuring orchestral detail or lyrical warmth." Opera

Zaide, K. 344, Act I Scene 3: "Rase, Schicksal, wüte immer"