Felicity Lott sings Mozart
Felicity Lott
Catalogue No.

One of the most peerless Mozartians of our time, Felicity Lott, has been one of the foremost sopranos to essay the composer’s major roles in the opera house. Complementing these is her magnificent disc of concert arias as well as Mozart’s beloved motet ‘Exsultate, jubilate’ and arias from two of the composer’s lesser-known operas. The recording was made in 1989, shortly after her mesmerizing performance of some of this material at the London ‘Proms’. Jane Glover and the London Mozart Players provide stylish and sympathetic support. A multi-award winning album, it is now available on Eloquence.


Exsultate, jubilate, KV 165/158a
Voi avete un cor fedele, KV 217
Vado, ma dove? oh Dei, KV 583
Chi sà, chi sà, qual sia, KV 582
Nehmt meinen Dank, KV 383
Bella mia fiamma, addio, KV 528
Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben (from Zaide, KV 334/336b)
8 Lungi da te (from Mitridate, rè di Ponto, KV 87/74c)

Felicity Lott, soprano
London Mozart Players
Jane Glover

Recording information

Recording Producer: Roy Emerson
Balance Engineers: Mark Vigars, Richard Hale
Recording Location: St. Peter’s Church, Morden, UK, September 1989


‘’Exsultate, jubilate’, fine as recorded sound, crisp in the playing, deliciously clear and clean in the singing, sets off with all the promise of a bright spring morning. The middle movement, ‘Tu virginum corona’, is exceptionally beautiful in adding to its accustomed serenity a more rarely heard sense of compassion, bringing out the references to the grief that calls for consolation. Then with the ‘Allelujah’ the sun is out again, the rhythms dance, the voice shines and rejoices in those difficult semiquavers and the final high C. … A lovely performance of ‘Ruhe sanft’ … the marvellous ‘Mitridate’ [is] crowned by a quiet high D almost as miraculous as the greater wonder of its composition by the 13-year-old boy.’ Gramophone