Mozart +

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Mozart: In­ser­tion arias for Il burbero di buon cuore; Die Ent­führung aus dem Serail; Le nozze di Fi­garo;

Don Gio­vanni, La clemenza di Tito; Paisiello: Il bar­bi­ere di Siviglia;

VM Soler: Il burbero di buon cuore; Traetta: Antig­ona

Olga Perety­atko (so­prano); Basel Sym­phony Or­ches­tra/ivor Bolton Sony 1907591905­2 60:01 mins

This en­ter­pris­ing disc places Mozart among some of his con­tem­po­raries – Paisiello and Vi­cente Martín y Soler were both known to Mozart in Vi­enna. Cu­ri­ously, the liner notes give no in­for­ma­tion at all about the singer, whose Rus­sian ori­gins prob­a­bly ex­plain the in­clu­sion of an item from Antig­ona by Traetta (who never met Mozart) since it was pre­miered in St Peters­burg in 1772.

Olga Perety­atko won the Oper­alia prize in 2007. ★er im­pres­sive range stretches from a very clear low G

(in ‘Non più di fiori’ from Tito) to a sparkling top D (In ‘Marten aller Arten’ from Die Ent­führung), and her taste­ful dec­o­ra­tions in ‘Dove sono’ (from Fi­garo) show just how much she un­der­stands the style.

★er voice takes on an un­usu­ally dark colour in the Traetta pieces, and there is per­haps a slight lack of ten­der­ness in the An­dante sostenuto sec­tion of Mozart’s ‘Vado, ma dove?’ The cen­tre­piece of the disc is the long ex­tract, dra­mat­i­cally sung, from Die Ent­führung, an opera in which she per­formed in 2016. The Mozart pieces at­tract so­phis­ti­cated sup­port from the or­ches­tra though else­where (in the Traetta) it is less re­fined. An­thony Pryer PER­FOR­MANCE ★★★★


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