“This recording brings its drama roaring to life!” – Critics praises Rolando’s latest CD
Highlighting the tremendous talents of the recording’s ensemble, the review continues “there is no weak link in the cast assembled by the conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin at the project’s Baden-Baden festival home.” Rolando’s remarkable dramatic capabilities are on full display, as the review notes “his expressive liberties stop Tito from seeming a dramatic contrivance needed to shape the customary opera clash between love and duty.”
The Guardian praises the supporting cast, writing “DiDonato’s Sesto is vibrant and memorable. So too is Marina Rebeka’s Vitellia, a larger-than-life performance that right away establishes the volatility of the character. Her top notes are searing and her low notes are fierce, which fits the role. The smaller roles are impeccably cast, with Regina Mühlemann dewdrop-sweet as Servilia, Tara Erraught making much of Annio, and Adam Plachetka as the commander Publio.”
Listen to La Clemenza di Tito.