“The series of Mozart operas being recorded under the direction of Classical Opera’s director Ian Page has already established...
Classical Opera recently embarked on MOZART 250, a ground-breaking exploration of Mozart’s life, works and influences. Each year we...
Mozart: Il re pastore
“One must live as if it would be forever, and as if one might die at each moment. Always both at once.” Attributed to Alexander the Great Mozart’s Il re pastore was commissioned by the Archbishop of Salzburg to...
Allan Clayton: Where’er you walk
A behind-the-scenes look at the recording of Allan Clayton’s debut solo disc, with Ian Page and the Orchestra of Classical Opera. ‘Where’er you walk’ is due for release Friday 6 May 2016 on Signum Classics. Pre-order your copy.
- "The Orchestra of Classical Opera, under Ian Page, created an almost deliriously beautiful sound, playing with imagination and verve. " Bachtrack
- "Page, to my mind one of the most talented of today’s younger British conductors, immediately announced himself with this CD as a natural Mozartian. " Early Music Review
- "The performance is thrilling, with exemplary singing and playing. " Gramophone
- "This was quite the best Mozartian recitative I’ve heard. . . " Independent on Sunday
- "This disc could receive the shortest review ever: Wow! " SA-CD.net
- "We’d been treated to that rare, marvellous thing: an evening of beautiful, unusual music played with obvious, unashamed intelligence. " The Independent on Sunday
- "What Signum Classics’ and Classical Opera’s recording of Il re pastore offers is, simply put, an account of the piece that comes as near to perfection as any performance might ever hope to do. " Voix des Arts
- "You can count on Page to come up with startlingly good singers… " The Times
- "The disc is not just a musicological feast but a vocal one… " Opera
- "All credit to Classical Opera for resurrecting a work brimming with delightful music. " The Evening Standard