“Tempos, balance and phrasing all convey the impression we are in the company of that rare beast, an instinctive Mozartian.”
OPERA

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One of the leading specialists in the music of Mozart and his contemporaries.

Ian Page is the founder, conductor and artistic director of Classical Opera and The Mozartists. With Classical Opera he has conducted acclaimed performances of most of Mozart’s operas, as well as the UK premières of Gluck’s La clemenza di Tito, Telemann’s Orpheus and Jommelli’s Il Vologeso. In 2009 he made his Royal Opera début conducting Arne’s Artaxerxes, and his studio recording of the work was released in 2011 on Linn Records. He also devised and conducted Classical Opera’s recordings ‘The A-Z of Mozart Opera’ and ‘Blessed Spirit – a Gluck retrospective’, both of which were selected for Gramophone magazine’s annual Critics’ Choice, and in 2012 he embarked on an ambitious recording series of the complete Mozart operas. Ian is also the driving force behind MOZART 250, a ground-breaking 27-year journey through Mozart’s life, works and influences,and in 2017 he launched The Mozartists to facilitate his ever-expanding concert work.

“Ian Page conducts an excellent orchestra with an ideal combination of elegant poise and mercurial sparkle.”
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

Schedule

“One of the most stylishly authoritative interpreters of Mozart working today.”
Opera

1769:
A Year in Music

29 January 2019
Southbank Centre, London

Hasse:
Piramo e Tisbe

28 March 2019
Cadogan Hall, London

Gluck:
Bauci e Filemone / Orfeo

29 & 31 May 2019
Southbank Centre, London

The New Album

UK Release: 14 September 2018

Introducing the next recording in Ian Page’s Complete Mozart Opera Cycle.

“From the outset, Ian Page nurtures a performance that crackles,
beguiles and moves by turns exactly as Mozart’s opera requires.”
GRAMOPHONE

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Handel’s Ariodante at Drottningholm

Ian Page will be conducting Handel's Ariodante next summer with Ann Hallenberg at Drottningholm Slottsteater, one of Europe's most beautiful and best preserved 18th century theatres. Read...

Ian Page on BBC Radio 3 In Tune

Ian and soprano Ellie Laugharne perform 'Wenn mein Bastien im Scherze' and 'Er war mir sonst treu und ergeben' from Mozart's Bastien und Bastienne on BBC Radio 3 InTune. Listen again here. The new recording of Mozart's Grabmusik and Bastien und...

Bastien und Bastienne / Grabmusik

The new recording from Ian Page is the seventh release in his acclaimed Complete Mozart Opera Cycle and features the world première of Mozart’s original 1768 version of his charming one-act opera, Bastien und Bastienne, paired with the original version of...

MOZART 250

An epic 27-year-project that explores Mozart’s life, works and influences in chronological sequence 250 years on.

“Among the most audacious classical music scheduling ever.”
THE OBSERVER