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Mozart: Opera Arias and Overtures

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Mozart: Opera Arias and Overtures

...with soprano Elizabeth Watts
CKD 460 (Linn Records)
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1
Le nozze di Figaro: Overture

Le nozze di Figaro: Overture

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Christian Baldini
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra
04:12 Play $1.70
2
Le nozze di Figaro: Giunse alfin – Deh vieni non tardar

Le nozze di Figaro: Giunse alfin – Deh vieni non tardar

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Christian Baldini
Soloist Elizabeth Watts
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra
04:45 Play $1.70
3
Idomeneo: Overture

Idomeneo: Overture

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Christian Baldini
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra
04:32 Play $1.70
4
Idomeneo: Quanti mi siete intorno – Padre, germani, addio!

Idomeneo: Quanti mi siete intorno – Padre, germani, addio!

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Christian Baldini
Soloist Elizabeth Watts
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra
04:31 Play $1.70
5
Don Giovanni: Overture

Don Giovanni: Overture

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Christian Baldini
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra
05:49 Play $3.40
6
Don Giovanni: Batti, batti

Don Giovanni: Batti, batti

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Christian Baldini
Soloist Elizabeth Watts
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra
04:06 Play $1.70
7
Don Giovanni: Vedrai, carino

Don Giovanni: Vedrai, carino

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Christian Baldini
Soloist Elizabeth Watts
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra
03:31 Play $1.70
8
La clemenza di Tito: Overture

La clemenza di Tito: Overture

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Christian Baldini
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra
04:30 Play $1.70
9
La clemenza di Tito: S'altro che lacrime

La clemenza di Tito: S'altro che lacrime

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Christian Baldini
Soloist Elizabeth Watts
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra
02:44 Play $1.70
10
La finta giardiniera: Overture

La finta giardiniera: Overture

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Christian Baldini
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra
04:40 Play $1.70
11
La finta giardiniera: Appena mi vedon

La finta giardiniera: Appena mi vedon

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Christian Baldini
Soloist Elizabeth Watts
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra
04:27 Play $1.70
12
Così fan tutte: Overture

Così fan tutte: Overture

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Christian Baldini
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra
04:33 Play $1.70
13
Così fan tutte: Ei parte – Per pietà

Così fan tutte: Ei parte – Per pietà

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Christian Baldini
Soloist Elizabeth Watts
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra
09:28 Play $3.40
Total Running Time 62 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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This recording features Christian Baldini conducting a hand-picked selection of arias from six of Mozart's much-loved operas, alongside their respective overtures. Soprano Elizabeth Watts, winner of the 2006 Kathleen Ferrier prize, is the featured soprano.

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Christian Baldini

Christian Baldini

Equally at home in the core symphonic and operatic repertoire as in contemporary music, Christian Baldini has presented many world premières, collaborating with Harrison Birtwistle, Thomas Adès and Brian Ferneyhough.
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Elizabeth Watts

Elizabeth Watts

Elizabeth Watts won the Rosenblatt Recital Song Prize at the 2007 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition. Watts has also won the Outstanding Young Artist Award at the Cannes MIDEM Classique Awards and the Kathleen Ferrier Award.
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra Linn series features performances conducted by Robin Ticciati, Andrew Manze, Christian Baldini, Alexander Janizcek, Joseph Swensen, Antonio Méndez, Ben Gernon and Sir Charles Mackerras.
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mozart is one of the most enduringly popular classical composers. He is responsible for over 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, piano, operatic, and choral music.
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BBC ROTMBBC Music Magazine Recording of the Month:
Mozart packed with character - Elizabeth Watts hits new heights with this superb disc. Thanks to the fresh approach of its exceptional soprano, orchestra and conductor...you can play it all through at one sitting without ever tiring at Mozart's resourcefulness.'

  

ICMA nominee

Vocal Recital Award Nominee
2016 International Classical Music Awards 
 
 

CD of the Week: ‘Now you could call it a marriage made in musical heaven - the Scottish Chamber Orchestra has impeccable Mozart credentials.'
Classic FM 

4 stars ‘The glorious voice of Elizabeth Watts...Christian Baldini makes an impressive recording debut with the SCO, bringing real drive and focus...Thrilling stuff.' The Guardian 

4 stars ‘Thrilling playing from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra make this an essential disc in a crowded market... The results are giddily exciting.' Sinfini 

4.5 stars ‘[Watt's] bright and flexible voice is wonderful in Mozart...This disc invites repeated listening and is highly recommended.' AllMusic.com 

 

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra has established impeccable Mozartian credentials with its award-winning discography, to which Mozart: Opera Arias and Overtures is the latest addition. The SCO's previous forays into operatic repertoire (Handel with soprano Emma Bell and Mozart, Haydn & Cimarosa with baritone William Berger) have been highly critically acclaimed.

The SCO's affinity with Mozart's music is demonstrated with perfect eighteenth-century style in the overtures; whilst the arias see the orchestra lend characterful support. Award-winning soprano Elizabeth Watts has performed in Don Giovanni at Covent Garden, Così fan tutte for Glyndebourne on Tour and Le nozze di Figaro for Santa Fe Opera and Welsh National Opera; she utilises her experience to create memorable performances.

A love of Mozart inspired conductor Christian Baldini to make music his career so it is fitting that his recording debut with the SCO features repertoire that is so close to his heart.

View the booklet in full here.

ICMA Nominations Announced
20 November 2015
Three Linn Recordings Nominated
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Rebecca Franks Interviews Elizabeth Watts
05 August 2015
The soprano tells Rebecca Franks why Mozart is one of her musical idols and which roles she would like to do next
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Mozart named 'Recording of the Month'
28 July 2015
BBC awards five stars to the SCO & Elizabeth Watts' Mozart
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BBC Music Magazine
5 Stars
Recording of the Month: 'Soprano Elizabeth Watts gets to the heart of Mozart in a sparkling recording of arias and overtures, performed with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra under Christian Baldini.'
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MusicWeb International
Recording of the Month: 'I almost passed this by, thinking that I didn't need another collection of Mozart arias and overtures: I was very wrong...it's the quality of the singing that ultimately persuaded me to make this a Recording of the Month.'
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Gramophone
'The track that moved me most of all was the exquisite minuet song in which Servilia pleads to Vitellia to confess her guilt to the Emperor Titus – [Watts] vindicates [her broad tempo] with the mingled grace and unexaggerated fervour of her singing, the orchestra swelling and ebbing in delicate sympathy.'
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Classical Candor
'Baldini and soprano Elizabeth Watts handle the arias exquisitely. I also loved the precision and poise of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, who never fail to impress me with their devotion to the music.'
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The Observer
4 Stars
'a thrilling compilation'
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BBC Radio 3 ‘CD Review’
‘Soprano Elizabeth Watts in radiant form in arias across a half-dozen Mozart operas, each preceded by its overture from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Christian Baldini in the semi- historically informed mode familiar from the orchestra’s Mozart symphony recordings with Sir Charles Mackerras. In fact I think this makes a lovely adjunct to those recordings. Beautifully recorded as well.’


Sinfini Music
4 Stars
'Thrilling playing from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra make this an essential disc in a crowded market, says Alexandra Coghlan, who enjoys this whistle-stop tour around Mozart's operas.'
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SA-CD.net
5 Stars
'Wherever you dip into this disc you will find singing of great character, freshness and refinement that marks out all of Elizabeth Watts' performances, making this a disc to return to often with much pleasure. Highly recommended.'
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The Sunday Times
'Watts is a rising British talent in this repertoire.'


SA-CD.net
'A lovely recording...'
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Pizzicato
,,Elizabeth Watts...hat sich zu einer guten Mozart-Interpretin entwickelt. Ihre warme Stimme eignet sich bestens für die Susanna-Arie aus den ‘Nozze di Figaro’, und sie entwickelt dramatische Kraft und hoch geputschte Emotionalität in der Ilia-Arie aus ‘Idomeneo’.''


McAlister Matheson Music
'I find something fresh in these seductive performances each time I hear them. This is another winner for Linn and the SCO.'
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AllMusic
4½ Stars
'[Watt's] bright and flexible voice is wonderful in Mozart...This disc invites repeated listening and is highly recommended.'
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Classic FM
Album of the Week: 'A really original idea.'
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29 June 2017 to 29 June 2017
Scotland
Cellardyke Church -11.30am, Anstruther, Cellardyke Anstruther, KY10 3BQ Scotland United kingdom
EAST NEUK FESTIVAL - SCO WINDS

02 July 2017 to 02 July 2017
Scotland
The Bowhouse - 5pm, St Monans, Bowhouse Farm, St Monans, KY10 2DB Scotland United Kingdom.
EAST NEUK FESTIVAL - SCO STRINGS