Mozart: Apollo et HyacinthusBack To Recordings
â€œThe Classical Opera Companyâ€™s polished dÃ©but in Apollo et Hyacinthus proved a pearl beyond price. Here was a work of staggering beauty, riddled with sweet noises like Calibanâ€™s enchanted isleâ€. Independent
Classical Operaâ€™s recording of Apollo et Hyacinthus marked the launch of its major Mozart Opera Recording Cycle.
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Apollo et HyacinthusÂ was written when the composer was only eleven years old. It is based on a tale from Ovidâ€™s Metamorphoses and, unusually, is in Latin. The music is astonishingly accomplished, already revealing an extraordinary instinct and ability to capture the essence of each dramatic situation, and one can hear numerous pre-echoes of the masterpieces of Mozartâ€™s maturity.
Classical Operaâ€™s previous performances of the work have attracted unanimous critical acclaim.
â€œThis is a fine achievement. Ian Page’s direction of Apollo carries rich promise of his ability to deliver a valuable contribution to historically-informed Mozart opera performance… Tempos, balance and phrasing all convey the impression we are in the company of that rare beast, an instinctive Mozartian.â€Â Opera