William Berger - Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Hommage a Trois - The Guardian

Heart-throb baritone William Berger's latest album explores the vagaries of desire as depicted in the operas of Haydn, Mozart and Cimarosa. It's a discreetly sexy disc, engagingly witty and stylish, and...cleverly put together...he makes a wonderfully rakish Guglielmo in Così Fan Tutte, and a very dangerous Count in Le Nozze di Figaro. Haydn's wide-ranging arias show off Berger's coloratura and the beauty of his upper registers to perfection. Soprano Carolyn Sampson joins him for a handful of duets - the best of which, from Haydn's Orlando Paladino, is gloriously suggestive - while the Scottish Chamber Orchestra are on terrific form for Nicholas McGegan...

09 January 2014