The cast of mostly young singers is anchored by William Schimell, who creates a really mean-spirited but believable Don Alfonso. Everyone sings well…I was especially impressed by the Ferrando, Juan Francisco Gatell, whose lovely Mozartean tenor matches his movie star looks. The baritone Andreas Wolf also displays a fine voice, one with promise of heavier roles in the future. The orchestra plays well under Sylvain Cambreling. © 2014 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide
…the music-making is first-rate.
This Madrid production raises some interesting questions about the opera and is quite well sung. Recommended. © 2014 Fanfare Read complete review
There is a lot to enjoy…All six singers act convincingly—in particular Don Alfonso and Despina, the latter a really brilliant actor and a terrific singer…Splendid singing is also delivered by Anett Fritsch, whose Fiordiligi is younger than most and the fearsome Come scoglio is impressively assured. Andreas Wolf’s Guglielmo…is a vocal charmer, sonorous and expressive…As for William Shimell he has been one of the foremost Mozarteans for many years…With his stage presence and timing he supervises the unfolding of the conflicts superbly. © 2014 MusicWeb International Read complete review