The English Concert - Handel: Rodelinda - Gramophone [DV]

This is that rarest of things - a Handel opera performance that gets pretty much everything just right, musically and dramatically. Notwithstanding the socially distanced sessions, Harry Bicket's sagacious direction ensures that The English Concert's phrasing, harmonic weighting, textures and theatrical pacing are marvellous, while the casting, from top to bottom, couldn't be more perfect.

08 December 2021