Mozart: Opera Arias and Overtures Named Album of the Week
Our new release of Mozart: Opera Arias and Overtures with Soprano Elizabeth Watts and conducted by Christian Baldini is Classic FM Album of the Week! (1 June 2015).
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra's affinity with Mozart's music shines through, as they conjure up a perfect eighteenth-century sensibility in the overtures, and lend solid support to the arias.
Classic FM CD of the Week
From the brass-dominated thrills of the Idomeneo overture to the skittish delight of Così's and the lyrical delicacy of La finta giardiniera, this is an ensemble alive to every shifting mood and expressive possibility. The results are giddily exciting; I defy you not to rush immediately to the opera house after listening to this album. Sinfini
...clean string playing and distinctive tone colors of the woodwinds and brass. This disc invites repeated listening and is highly recommended. AllMusic.com
...spiritedly performed by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and beautifully sung by Elizabeth Watts. Miking is slightly close and robust, but the balance between the orchestra and soprano voice is natural. SA-CD.net
Thrilling stuff. The Observer
Soprano Elizabeth Watts in radiant form... beautifully recorded. BBC Radio 3, CD Review