'faultlessly stylish' --The Times
'prodigious virtuosity' --The Independent
The fine tenor Jeremy Ovenden...sings with an engaging commitment to these joyous creations...A delightful selection. --The Observer
About the Artist
The English tenor Jeremy Ovenden has established himself as being among the best Mozart tenors of his generation (notably in the role of Don Ottavio) and has become a familiar figure on the stages of the world's opera houses and concert halls and at major festivals. He is joined for this, his first solo recording, by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and conductor Jonathan Cohen in a fascinating musical journey through the Italian arias of Mozart, from Lucio Silla (composed when he was just 16) through to his final Italian opera La Clemenza di Tito. Jeremy Ovenden studied with Norman Bailey and Neil Mackie at the Royal College of Music and Drama in London. He won an Ian Fleming Trust Award, was a finalist in the Kathleen Ferrier Competition and went on to further study with Nicolai Gedda. Future performances include La Finta Giardiniera (Il Contino Belfiore) with René Jacobs, in Spain and Portugal, this October.