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Charles H Parsons
American Record Guide, July 2017

First among the singers is tenor Fabiano (a Beverly Sills and Richard Tucker award winner). He sings an exciting, even thrilling performance. He fears not the high strung coloratura or the dramatic outbursts. Ana María Martínez is awash in emotional sentiment, firm yet liquid, gently flowing. The music of noble-evil Roman Severo rests comfortably in the splendid Verdian voice of Golovatenko. There is more evil and vocal gold in the dignified Callistene of Rose. The much put-upon Nearco of D’Aguanno is brilliantly acted and sung. Mazzola knows just when to let the singers either be bel or just canto. © 2017 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Nicholas Sheffo
Fulvue Drive-in, January 2017

Presented by the Glyndebourne from 2015 with Enrique Mazzola as conductor, this runs a somewhat long 117 minutes, but it is well-rounded, consistent and pretty good. © 2017 Fulvue Drive-in Read complete review




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



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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