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Classical Opera - Apollo et Hyacinthus - Golem Magazine


26 September 2012
Golem Magazine
Gianluigi Mattietti

Ian Page's reading is very bright (thanks to the experience of Classical Opera Orchestra),the execution is crisp, full of moods and colors. Even Mozart's arias shows great sensitivity in creating non-stereotypical emotions, as well as the beautiful dramatic duets between Melia and Appolo, or the bitter lament sung by Melia and Ebalo, accompanied by muted violins and pizzicato. The excellent cast stands out, vocally sharp and extrovert, countertenor, Laurence Zazzo (Apollo), contrasts with the warmer timbre of the other countertenor Christopher Ainslie (Zephyr). Admirably clear timbre and phrasing of the soft soprano Klara Ek (Melia), which also demonstrates an impeccable technique colouring the air.
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