, March 2013
…musical justice is done in abundance by a perfect cast for Mozart’s “perfect opera.”…the ensemble singing is superb. The contribution of every cast member is solid and satisfying both musically and dramatically. Luca Pisaroni stands out as the most beautiful voice, and his facile portrayal of Figaro’s many faceted character is admirable. Maestro Jesús López-Cobos’s conducting is expert, and often inspired. López-Cobos is a fine craftsman as well as a fine artist and possesses a wonderful sense of tempo.
Stage director Emilio Sagi sets his cast spinning in a charming and credible manner. The sets…are quite elegant, and warm in color…
Ultimately, the music is so great, so well played, so well recorded; the performers are so charming, the sets so imaginative…The opera is intact and its greatness compelling. © 2013 Fanfare Read complete review