on 2 April 2007
Elizabeth Schwarzkopf once said that in order to be a sucessful singer, you need to be loud, and to have a distinctive voice. If Simone Kermes were a weapons system, the UN would insist that she be banned. You can probably hear her in Hessen when she is performing in Munich.
An easy six stars: it takes a lot of panache to make Vivaldi worth listening to. Marcon and Kermes have panache in buckets.