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Patrick Dillon
Opera News, January 2017

DONIZETTI, G.: Poliuto (Glyndebourne, 2015) (NTSC) OA1211D
DONIZETTI, G.: Poliuto (Glyndebourne, 2015) (Blu-ray, HD) OABD7201D

Singing from both sides of the religious fence, the fine chorus plays no favorites; and Enrique Mazzola, in the pit, leads a stirring but always pliantly singer-sensitive performance. © 2017 Opera News Read complete review




Alexander Campbell
Classicalsource.com, January 2017

The London Philharmonic and Glyndebourne Chorus make important contributions and Enrique Mazzola skilfully keeps the music flowing, relishing its originality and keeping the dramatic temperature up! He’s also adept at demonstrating the influence that this and later works by Donizetti had on his successors, especially Verdi. The woodwind and brass sections of the LPO had a good night! The recorded sound is very immediate. © 2017 Classicalsource.com Read complete review



Porgy Amor
Parterre Box, October 2016

Enrique Mazzola’s leadership of the London Philharmonic Orchestra is steady in tempo, crisp in articulation. The Glyndebourne Festival Chorus sounds just like an English chorus singing an Italian text with which they do not have long experience, but the group supplies energy and attention to musical matters under the direction of Jeremy Bines.

The experience of watching and listening to this DVD is always painless, often enjoyable… © 2016 Parterre Box Read complete review



Mark Pullinger
Gramophone, September 2016

DONIZETTI, G.: Poliuto (Glyndebourne, 2015) (NTSC) OA1211D
DONIZETTI, G.: Poliuto (Glyndebourne, 2015) (Blu-ray, HD) OABD7201D

The most notable performance comes from Igor Golovatenko as Severo, his bronzed baritone negotiating legato lines with bel canto ease. © 2016 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone





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