Classical Opera celebrates its twentieth anniversary with the launch of The Mozartists, the new brand under which it will present its ever-expanding range of concert work. The programme begins with Mozart’s glorious Sinfonia concertante for violin and viola, and concludes with one of his most serene and life-enhancing symphonies. In between, the exciting young British soprano Louise Alder – recent winner of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Audience Prize – performs the opening aria from Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece, and there is also a nod towards the company’s ground-breaking MOZART 250 project with a rare performance of a concertante aria from Gluck’s Il prologo, composed 250 years ago in 1767.
“Of course the orchestral playing under the ever-musical direction of Ian Page is incomparable.” LIMELIGHT
“[Louise Alder] turns in an incandescent, richly coloured and urgent performance, which confirms her as the brightest lyric soprano of the younger generation.” THE ARTS DESK