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Philip Greenfield
American Record Guide, March 2018

Once a soprano soloist with the Vienna Boy’s Choir and an assistant to both Riccardo Muti and Adam Fischer, Guido Mancusi is the conductor of the Vienna Volksoper and a composer who’s not bashful about telling the Passion story in a new and creative way.

Everything is performed handsomely, and the engineering is excellent. © 2018 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide

Dave Saemann
Fanfare, July 2017

The performance, conducted by Mancusi, is authoritative. The young singers he has chosen for the solo parts acquit themselves admirably. Special mention must go to the Evangelist of Lorin Wey and the Jesus of Michael Nagl. For dramatic purposes, Mancusi has treated the author of the gospel as the same John who stands beneath the cross. …This is a Passion designed to move audience members regardless of their religious beliefs. Mancusi proves that a talented composer still can turn to the gospels for inspiration and artistic sustenance. Highly recommended. © 2017 Fanfare Read complete review

Huntley Dent
Fanfare, July 2017

Among the soloists, soprano Theresa Krügl’s Angel is a model of pure singing; this is a fallen angel whose descent turned her into a vulnerable human being. Bass Michael Nagl is just as human as Jesus and sings with warm sympathy. I was most impressed, however, by the Evangelist of tenor Lorin May, only 27, whose narration rises to the level of a noted Bach Evangelist both in his singing and vocal acting (he’s often required to perform a style of spoken aria or recitative). © 2017 Fanfare Read complete review

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