Recordings

Mozart in London

This 2-CD set presents an unprecedented survey of Mozart’s childhood visit to London in 1764-65. Ian Page conducts his outstanding period-instrument orchestra in a fascinating and wide-ranging programme which includes Mozart’s remarkable first symphony, along with his two other London symphonies and his first concert aria. The repertoire also explores the music that was being performed in London during Mozart’s stay, including works by J. C. Bach, Thomas Arne, Abel, Pescetti, Perez, George Rush and William Bates, many of which have not previously been recorded, and the large cast of soloists includes eight singers and harpsichordist Steven Devine. Performers include Ana Maria Labin (soprano), Helen Sherman (mezzo), Ben Johnson (tenor), Anna Devin (soprano), Rebecca Bottone (soprano), Robert Murray (tenor), Martene Grimson (soprano), Eleanor Dennis (soprano), The Mozartists, Ian Page.

Available for pre-order here: https://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/classical/products/8402900–mozart-in-london

Available now from Fish Fine Music http://www.fishfinemusic.com.au/products/PG007/Pinchgut-Opera/Vivaldi-Bajazet/CD and also at http://www.pinchgutopera.com.au/cds/bajazet

Performed for the first time in the Southern Hemisphere, Vivaldi’s passionate and powerful BAJAZET is the latest Baroque masterpiece to be rediscovered by Pinchgut Opera. This rarely performed operatic gem, premiered in Verona in 1735, features a brilliant array of arias designed to showcase the top singers of the age: from dazzling vocal fireworks to sublime melodies of exquisite beauty and tenderness. Presented by Pinchgut Opera in the intimate surrounds of City Recital Hall, performers includes Haleigh Adams, Christopher Lowrey, Helen Sherman, Emily Edmonds, Russell Harcourt, Sara Macliver, Orchestra of the Antipodes and conductor Erin Helyard.

Available for purchase here: http://www.pinchgutopera.com.au/cds/bajazet

Audio samples

Helen Sherman credit Benjamin Harte

Qual guerriero in campo armato An excerpt from the live broadcast of Pinchgut Opera’s performance of Vivaldi’s BAJAZET provided with the kind permission of the ABC. Erin Helyard (conductor), Orchestra of the Antipodes, City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney. July 2015.

Sposa son disprezzata An excerpt from the live broadcast of Pinchgut Opera’s performance of Vivaldi’s BAJAZET provided with the kind permission of the ABC. Erin Helyard (conductor), Orchestra of the Antipodes, City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney. July 2015.

Sesto, ‘La Clemenza di Tito’ An excerpt of ‘Parto ma tu ben mio’ and ‘Deh per questo istante solo’ from Classical Opera’s performance of Mozart’s LA CLEMENZA DI TITO, recorded live, Cadogan Hall, London. March 2014.