Un moto di gioia
W. A. Mozart. Opera & Concert Arias
Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Sebastian Weigle, conductor
Un moto di gioia is an appropriate title for the album that Swedish soprano Miah Persson devotes to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera and concert arias and summarizes very well the light and brilliant spirit which characterizes it in most of the pieces.
I think Miah Persson is one of the best Mozartian singers of our days and I always expect from her recordings something beautiful and new. Un moto di gioia is not an exception and here as elsewhere Persson shows a pure and lovely voice alongside with an excellent control of coloratura and agilities and an original phrasing, qualities which allow her to express what she wants. If in the most famous ones (Susanna’s Deh vieni, non tardar and Fiordiligi’s Come scoglio) Persson gives them her personal touch, the less renowned are a nice surprise. Schon lacht der holde Frühling, the first piece of the album, is sparkling and introduces the listener to the magical world of this remarkable singer, but it is the next aria, the melancholic and sad Ch’io mi scordi di te, which really permits to understand the singer’s depth. Persson expresses her sorrow but never forgets her typical temperament, which reminds you of the energy of her singing.
Un moto di gioia (Susanna’s alternative aria) is amazing and Person sings it which irony and spirit, but it is a pity that she recorded only the first stanza. Zaide’s aria (Ruhe sanft mein holdes Leben) is so sweet that reduces you to tears, while Exultate, jubilate is simply charming and the Alleluja, which ends the album, is one of the best conclusions someone can wish.