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David Vickers
Gramophone, August 2013

PERGOLESI, G.B.: Salustia (Fondazione Pergolesi Spontini, 2011) (NTSC) 101651
PERGOLESI, G.B.: Salustia (Fondazione Pergolesi Spontini, 2011) (Blu-ray, Full-HD) 108065

Corrado Rovaris directs a crisply paced performance [of Lasustia] and the Accademia Barocca de I Virtuosi Italiani play gracefully…The attractive, gimmick-free production by Juliette Deschamps sets the performers in elegant 18th-century costumes against a stark pseudo-Roman backdrop and the singing is consistently at a high level. © 2013 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone

Dave Billinge
MusicWeb International, May 2013

The sound and pictures here are absolutely excellent with a real sense of presence…

The singing and playing of La Salustia are both expert and enthusiastic.

Nicotra manages all the complex runs and tight phrasing without resorting to Bartoli’s breathy coloratura. Given how much of this long work requires that sort of delivery it is as well these soloists are so skilled.

This work stands as an enjoyable example of Pergolesi’s art and of both stylish and virtuoso singing. It is presented in a sufficiently lively way to hold the attention through its three hours plus running time. © 2013 MusicWeb International Read complete review

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