“…Andreas Scholl… has developed the confidence and showmanship of a seasoned dramatic artist. Scholl's collaboration with Accademia Bizantina is proving to be a fruitful one which has breathed life into some of the forgotten delights of Baroque music. Ottavio Dantone coaxes some thrilling playing from the ensemble, combining refined lyricism with flamboyant virtuosity in true Italian style.”
Awards Issue 2005
“Scholl sings this stunningly, the reams of coloratura dazzlingly even yet never mechanical, and delivered on seemingly inexhaustible reserves of breath. …it is the slower, soulful numbers that remain longest in the memory, above all 'Cara Sposa' and the scenas from Rodelinda and Giulio Cesare. The grace and intensity of the singing are matched by vivid accompaniments from Ottavio Dantone's period band, and caught in a sympathetic acoustic. Enthusiastically recommended.”
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