ABC Classics presents the recording return of one of its brightest stars, soprano Emma Matthews.
Following the success of her 2009 album Emma Matthews in Monte Carlo, recorded with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Emma now turns her unique talent to the passion, eloquence and beauty of Mozart Arias.
Working closely from a young age with some of the greatest singers of the age, Mozart came to know the soprano voice intimately, and the arias he wrote for it are breathtaking, both in the extremes of range - from the famous and spectacular high Fs in the Queen of the Night aria, to the rich warmth of the lower registers - and in the breadth of drama and emotion that the music portrays. Emma Matthews has been performing the operas of Mozart to international acclaim for many years, and this album is a showcase of her skill and artistry, her extraordinary virtuosity, her expressive genius, and above all, her deep love of this sublime music.
Lieve sono al par del vento (I am as fickle as the breeze) from Il sogno di Scipione (Scipio’s Dream), KV126 Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben (Rest gently, my dear one) from Zaide, KV344 Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio (Oh God, I wish I could tell you), KV418 Queen of the Night Aria: Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen (The vengeance of Hell is boiling in my heart) from The Magic Flute, KV620 Ah, lo previdi (Ah, I knew it would happen), KV272 Ach, ich fühl’s (Alas, I feel it) from The Magic Flute Ah se in ciel, benigne stelle (Ah, kindly stars, if there is still any mercy in heaven), KV538 E Susanna non vien!...Dove sono i bei momenti (And Susanna’s not here yet!...Where are the beautiful moments) from The Marriage of Figaro, KV492 Voi avete un cor fedele (Your heart is faithful), KV217
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