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Richard Wigmore
The Daily Telegraph (Australia), May 2004

"...the Toronto-based Opera in Concert give a polished, thoughtfully characterised performance. Kevin Mallon shapes and paces the opera intelligently. And while there are no star names here, the principals have fresh, personable voices and understand the French Baroque style, above all Monica Whicher, who gives a poignantly expressive account of Télaire's sublime lament "Tristes apprêts"."



Stanley Sadie
Gramophone, May 2004

"The present version, from Canada, offers the opera almost uncut, with a team of singers who, it seems, are mostly new to recording. The result is remarkably successful. Kevin Mallon has a good sense of how to pace the extended dialogue sections and control the dramatic unfolding of the work, and his feeling for Rameau's tempi and the flow of the music is sound. ...it is heartening to have a performance of such quality and such feeling for the music and its mode of expression from a group of relatively inexperienced performers."



Jan Smaczny
BBC Music Magazine, March 2004

"All of the solo roles are credibly realised, with Monica Whicher's Telaire, Meredith Hall's Phebe and Joshua Hopkins's resonant Pollux particularly successful...There is a great deal to enjoy here."






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