, February 2013
This compilation of performances in March, 2012 from Naples’ San Carlo serves the music handsomely. Tenor Aquiles Machado…is a splendid Carlo…he sings with passion, strong, centered tone, freedom at all registers, and utter commitment.
Artur Rucinski…is remarkable as Francesco…his singing is vital and expressive. Lucrecia Garcia is a vocal find as Amalia. The voice is big, bright, and agile…She gets most of the trills and coloratura and rides over climaxes well…Giacomo Prestia’s Massimiliano is nicely sung and well-acted…
Nicola Luisotti’s leadership is excellent, from the warm cello solo that is featured in the prelude, through the introspective moments, to the angry confrontations, and the chorus and orchestra shine throughout. © 2013 ClassicsToday.com Read complete review