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Hi Fi Review (Hong Kong), September 2016

Great recording in a Milanese historical church, lightning effect makes the show more impressive. © 2016 Hi Fi Review (Hong Kong)

Michael Cookson
MusicWeb International, July 2016

Renowned Italian bass-baritone Ruggero Raimondi in the role of Moses is mainly required to shamble around holding his wooden staff, but his imposing vocal prowess is steadfast and mature sounding, able to convey an urgency and authenticity to his hallowed words. Raimondi has that rare ability that when he sings, people sit up and take notice. As Aménofi, the Pharaoh’s son Italian tenor Luciano Ganci sings splendidly with considerable expression, predominately conveying an emotional hurt and turmoil that is both audible and visually noticeable. Capable in the part of the love-struck Anaìde, Lidia Tamburrini is fluid in tone communicating her text with a gentle melancholy. With her striking looks Belgium soprano Isabelle Kabatu, playing Sinaide the wife of Faraone, displays her durable voice to good effect, providing an arresting depth of expression with a rich and attractive high register. …Mihai’s sweet, attractive tenor with an easy top sounds in splendid condition and makes me want to hear more of him. Faraone King of Egypt is sung competently by bass Filippo Polinelli… © 2016 MusicWeb International Read complete review

Richard Osborne
Gramophone, March 2016

ROSSINI, G.: Mosè (Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano, 2015) (NTSC) 735308
ROSSINI, G.: Mosè (Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano, 2015) (Blu-ray, HD) 735404

Moses is sung by the great Ruggero Raimondi. …The voice, as recorded, remains as mellow as a well-cellared oloroso… Tenor Luciano Ganci, a singer very much in his prime, is a superb Amenofi; Isabelle Kabatu also makes her mark as Amenofi’s fearsome mother. © 2016 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone

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