This is the third complete opera by Hasse that has been recorded to date, after Piramo e Tisbe and the spectacular Cleofide. Well, it is not really complete cause some da capos have been mutilated: I hate when this happens. The opera was recorded live in Munich so the sound is bad (you can hear coughes, applauses, stage noise etc.). The singers are not bad, but they seem forced to move around the stage, and this strongly affects to singing. The result is mediocre: you can hear them breathing, shouting etc. The mezzo Holzhauser (Dido), the countertenor Barna-Sabadus (Iarba) and the baritone Burkhart (Osmida) have interesting voices, although unfortunately they are also affected by the aforementioned problems, so it is difficult to judge. The rest of the cast is from bad to average... The sound of the orchestra is very good, and Michael Hofstetter's conducting is exemplary. The music of Hasse is lovely, but it is really difficult to enjoy the arias with all the noise, the irregular singing etc. It is very sad because the opera is full of wonderful moments. I found the aria "Ah non lasciarmi" in the second act really moving, one of the best arias I have listened by Hasse, and probably one of the best arias from the XVIII century. Seriously, the music is so good that I felt continuosly frustrated when listening to the recording. Let's hope more operas by Hasse are recorded in future with a better cast and sound quality, because his wonderful music really deserves it.