Norma Burrowes (Semele), Della Jones (Juno), Anthony Rolfe-Johnson (Jupiter), Timothy Penrose (Athamas), Robert Lloyd (Cadmus), Maldwyn Davies (Apollo), Patrizia Kwella (Iris), Catherine Denley (Ino), David Thomas (Somnus), Elisabeth Priday (Cupid)
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(on Dixit Dominus)
“John Eliot Gardiner catches all its brilliance and directs an exhilarating performance, marked by strongly accented, sharply incisive singing from the choir and outstanding solo contributions.”
(on ‘La Resurrezione’)
“Koopman re-creates something of the occasion in his colourful interpretation of Handel's orchestration and in his pacing of the work. The expressive and dulcet oboe tone produced by Ku Ebbinge and Michel Henry shines out again and again throughout— In the recitative ''Notte funesta'', Koopman creates a wonderful ensemble timbre with recorders, bass viol and organ, and the delicately poised organ pedal that begins ''Ferma l'ali'' creates a magical atmosphere that lasts to the end of the aria…”
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