The Boy Mozart
Arias and opera overtures by young Mozart
Marie-Eve Munger, soprano
Les Boréades Orchestre
Directed by Francis Colpron
Everybody knows how incredibly young Mozart was when his genius talent began to show. He was just a child when he wrote sonatas and symphonies, and already the world of opera was calling to him, drawing him in. As soon as the opportunity presents itself, he is composing scenic works, going from food-opera in La Finta semplice, to singspiel in Bastien und Bastienne, as well as opera seria, about all things Antiquity, with Ascanio in Alba, Lucio Silla or Mitridate, re di Ponto. Everywhere, his mastery of the bel canto and his use of a unique expressive palette can be heard, which he then wraps in sumptuous orchestrations.