Mozart: Zaide Sophie Bevan, Classical Opera & Ian Page
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Thamos, König in Ägypten, K.345:
- 1Thamos, König in Ägypten, K.345: Overture03:22
- Zaide, K. 344, Act I:
- 2Zaide, K. 344, Act I Scene 1: “Brüder, laßt uns lustig sein” (Chorus)01:00
- 3Zaide, K. 344, Act I Scene 2: “Unerforschliche Fügung” (Melodrama)06:59
- 4Zaide, K. 344, Act I Scene 3: Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben” (Aria)06:03
- 5Zaide, K. 344, Act I Scene 3: "Rase, Schicksal, wüte immer” (Aria)03:45
- 6Zaide, K. 344, Act I Scene 6: “Meine Seele hüpft vor Freuden” (Duet)02:09
- 7Zaide, K. 344, Act I Scene 4: "Herr und Freund, wie dank’ ich dir” (Aria)03:38
- 8Zaide, K. 344, Act I Scene 5: “Nur mutig, mein Herze, versuche dein Glück” (Aria)04:18
- 9Zaide, K. 344, Act I Scene 6: “O selige Wonne” (Trio)06:00
- Zaide, K. 344, Act II:
- 10Zaide, K. 344, Act II Scene 1: “Zaide entflohen” (Melodrama)04:23
- 11Zaide, K. 344, Act II Scene 1: “Der stolze Löw läßt sich zwar zähmen” (Aria)04:57
- 12Zaide, K. 344, Act II Scene 3: “Wer hungrig bei der Tafel sitzt” (Aria)03:14
- 13Zaide, K. 344, Act II Scene 4: “Ich bin so bös’ als gut” (Aria)05:47
- 14Zaide, K. 344, Act II Scene 5: “Trostlos schluchzet Philomele” (Aria)06:48
- 15Zaide, K. 344, Act II Scene 6: “Tiger! wetze nur die Klauen” (Aria)04:16
- 16Zaide, K. 344, Act II Scene 7: “Ihr Mächtigen seht ungerührt” (Aria)04:30
- 17Zaide, K. 344, Act II Scene 8: “Freundin, stille deine Tränen” (Quartet)06:29
Info for Mozart: Zaide
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'.
"I would recommend this recording to anyone wanting to dip into early Mozart and comedie opera from this period and just make sure you have your full attention on the trio and the melodramas!" (North East Music Magazine)
"As Gomatz, Allan Clayton brings energy and definition to his singing though is inclined to swallow lines in the melodrama (speech over music). Jacques Imbrailo is a rather tentative Allazim and Stuart Jackson a surprisingly mild-mannered Soliman, while Darren Jeffery offers considerable character as both Osmin and Zaram. Excellent sound." (George Hall, classical-music.com)
"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)
Sophie Bevan, soprano (Zaïde)
Allan Clayton, tenor (Gomatz)
Stuart Jackson, tenor (Soliman)
Jacques Imbrailo, baritone (Allazim)
Darren Jeffery, bass-baritone (Osmin)
Jonathan McGovern, baritone (Vorsanger)
Ian Page, conductor
The recipient of the Young Singer award at the inaugural 2013 International Opera Awards. Sophie Bevan is now at the forefront of the new generation of young British singers.
A graduate of the Benjamin Britten International Opera School, she was awarded the Queen Mother Rose Bowl Award. Her concert repertoire ranges from Handel to James Macmillan and she has worked with conductors that include Sir Antonio Pappano, Edward Gardner, Laurence Cummings, Harry Bicket, Sir Neville Marriner, Phillipe Herreweghe, Sir Mark Elder, Ryan Wigglesworth, Daniel Harding and Sir Charles Mackerras. Already highly accomplished on the operatic stage, her engagements include her first Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier for English National Opera; the title role in The Cunning Little Vixen for Welsh National Opera; her first Susana Le Nozze di Figaro for Garsington Opera; Michal Saul for Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Waldvogel Siegfried, Pamina and Ilia for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Susana and Antigone Oedipe at Covent Garden; concerts with the Sao Paulo State Symphony, CBSO, and recitals at the Wigmore Hall; Pamina for the Teatro Real, Madrid; her debut at the Salzburg Festival as Beatrice in the world première of Thomas Adès’ The Exterminating Angel;
Engagements this season and beyond include concerts with the Bayerische Rundfunk, Gulbenkian Orchestra, the Hallé and the CBSO. She will return to Covent Garden as Sophie in a new production of Der Rosenkavalier and as Beatriz in The Exterminating Angel. She will also create the role of Hermione in the world premiere of Ryan Wigglesworth’s A Winter’s Tale for ENO and will sing Tytania A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Aldeburgh Music. Further future engagements include a return to Teatro Real, Madrid and her debut at the Metropolitan Opera, New York.
Sophie is also the recipient of the 2010 Critics' Circle award for Exceptional Young Talent, The Times Breakthrough Award at the 2012 South Bank Sky Arts Awards and the Young Singer award at the 2013 inaugural International Opera Awards.
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