I was a bit wary of buying this as I'd heard so much negativity about it, but decided to do so anyway. And I'm glad I did. I have to admit at the start, I am a fan of Marijana Mijanovic, so she was really the main draw for me. Unlike most, I don't find her aspiration or poor phrasing detrimental to the performance, I think it adds something, it makes you realise that this is actually a person singing and not some machine of everlasting breath, but also after a very short time you don't really notice it. Her opening aria, for example, I find very beautiful and pleasant, and don't notice anything bad at all. Vito Priante has also had some bad press, but I thought his voice quite decent, it reminded me of Ildebrando d'Arcangelo in many respects - especially given how one of the arias is taken from the Bajazet pasticcio, which d'Arcangelo has recorded. Being the two main roles, it's a good thing that they do so well. Among the other roles I can't think of anything bad, I particularly like Romina Basso, she has a very pleasant mezzo voice, and for what seems like the first time in years, she is actually a real mezzo, not flying up into the soprano register all the time. Roberta Invernizzi has a very beautiful and clear soprano voice, and her arias here are largely of the more reflective sort, which show this off well. I'd not heard of Maite Beaumont before this, and I quite liked the facility with which she handles some of the dazzling fioriture. Inga Kalna, again, is someone I'd not heard previously, and while she has a fairly minor role here she has some pretty arias that show off quite a good voice, too. All in all, a really nice performance, with some really good singers. I couldn't give it five stars because the opera as it is is quite an uneven piece, but the singers make the absolute best of what they have to work with. Very much recommended!