Mozart: Vienna Chamber Orchestra/Vladar *****
Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo, 2nd April 2015
Vienna and Bogotá share few things in common: delicious coffee and rich chocolate are the two which readily spring to mind. Mozart must now be considered a third connection. Despite the setting of the Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo’s wood and concrete shell, from the second bar of the overture to Così fan tutte, we were transported to the Austrian capital. That distinctively reedy, pungent oboe solo could only be from Vienna and Andreas Pöttler’s seductive phrasing immediately signalled this concert from the Vienna Chamber Orchestra would be something special. It proved to be as Viennese as Sachertorte.