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Le Banquet Céleste & Damien Guillon - Stradella: San Giovanni - Gramophone

Paul-Antoine Benos-Djian has a beautiful countertenor voice, full and even at both ends of his range, which he uses to superbly expressive effect ... Alicia Amo as Herodias the Daughter (Salome) is quite wonderful in her final aria, ‘Sù, coronatemi’, where she exults in John’s death with dazzling coloratura ... newcomers should try this present version under the excellent direction of Damien Guillon. The important thing is to get to know this ravishing piece.

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Gramophone
01 June 2020