Handel: Orlando

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0

COMPOSERS: Handel
LABELS: Erato
WORKS: Orlando
PERFORMER: Bardon, Rosemary Joshua, Summers, Mannion, Harry van der Kamp; Les Arts Florissants/William Christie
CATALOGUE NO: 2564 677430

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A performance that’s a shade too cool to be moving until Orlando’s (Patricia Bardon) mad scene. Playing is dynamic, the casting strong, but Christie’s tempos and colours are surprisingly conservative. Anna Picard