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James A Altena
Fanfare, September 2016

[Jessica Pratt’s] interpretation is one of passionate commitment that fully develops the character, …Jean-François Borras is a creditable King Carlo; his is a typical light- to medium-weight French lyric tenor, …he sings with a clear, steady voice and good diction and makes his words meaningful. As Giacomo, Julian Kim displays a solid medium-weight baritone, …Emanuele Cordaro as Talbot is the best singer in the cast, wielding a potent bass in a small but key part… © 2016 Fanfare Read complete review




Robert Levine
ClassicsToday.com, July 2016

Jessica Pratt, in the title role, is a bel canto specialist, and she handles the role’s filigree as one might expect, adding some exciting interpolated high notes. But she also sings off the text and brings drama to the role. Julian Kim, as her father, Giacomo, has a fine baritone voice and real style—he’s always on the note, and even more important here, on the beat. …Jean-François Borras is a fine tenor of medium weight who manages to “act” the part of Carlos as well. Orchestra and chorus, particularly the latter, are better than good throughout. This is a stylish, sincere performance… © 2016 ClassicsToday.com Read complete review





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