Following the much-loved 'Streams of pleasure' album, this is the second recording resulting from the collaboration between Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Karina Gauvin and Alan Curtis' Complesso Barocco. This studio recording followed a successful tour in Europe in Autumn 2011 of France, Germany and Austria. Headed by Marie-Nicole Lemieux and Karina Gauvin in the principal roles, the full vocal cast is amazing: Emöke Barath, Romina Basso, Johannes Weiser... Once again, Alan Curtis shows why he is considered one of the finest exponents of Handel's music.
As usual, all his [Curtis] singers are a joy to listen to ... an excellent and enjoyable recording. --Violet Greene, Early Music Review April 2013
Marie-Nicole Lemieux s vocal shading as Cesare is vivid and characterful exploiting the audible break into her lowest register for urgent effect in Al lampo dell armi and relishing the masterclass-in-decption that is Va tacito ... Curtis and his band are impeccable stylists, and the orchestral performance here is a delight. --Alexandra Coghlan, Opera March 2013