Breslik sings most engagingly throughout this collection displaying his attractive bright, ringing tone and ease of projection. His coloratura passages couldn’t be described as gleaming or effortless, but nevertheless they are realised capably. My highlights include from Don Giovanni, Don Ottavio’s extremely lyrical act one aria ‘Dalla sua pace’ which fits Breslik’s voice eminently, communicating considerable reflection and fondness as he expresses his love for Donna Anna. In the act two aria ‘Il mio tesoro intanto’ Breslik is smooth and assured as he vows with highly charged expression that Donna Anna will get her revenge on Don Giovanni.
Another high point is Tamino’s enchanting portrait aria ‘Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön’ from Die Zauberflöte sung beautifully by Breslik with captivating joy and warmth.