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Barnaby Rayfield
Fanfare, November 2019

I can’t ever call myself a massive Handel opera fan, so it says a lot about the quality of C Major’s Blu-ray of Handel’s obscure Arminio that a) I remembered it and b) absolutely loved it. The updated staging reveals many parallels to my mind with The Marriage of Figaro, with emphasis on even the hero’s entitlement. Arminio is a little shorter and pacier that other Handel operas… Beautifully sung and well acted… © 2019 Fanfare Read complete review



Opera, March 2019

HANDEL, G.F.: Arminio [Opera] (Karlsruhe Handel Festival, 2017) (NTSC) 744408
HANDEL, G.F.: Arminio [Opera] (Karlsruhe Handel Festival, 2017) (Blu-ray, HD) 744504

Of the new cast members, Lauren Snouffer is a personable, sympathetic Tusnelda, who shapes cantabile lines with intelligence. © 2019 Opera



Roy Westbrook
MusicWeb International, June 2018

Cencic is a phenomenon. His acting and singing give as complete an account of the role of Arminio as can be imagined. His two successive arias near the start of Act II show first his control of tone and line in Duri lacci, then his flexibility in the vocal bravura of Si, cadrò, ma sorgerà. © 2018 MusicWeb International Read complete review





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