"... Valery Gergiev’s recording casts Feruccio Furlanetto as Quichotte amid an otherwise all-Russian cast. He is quite astonishingly moving in it, as is Andrei Serov as Sancho Pança... " ****
Tim Ashley - The Guardian - 9 March 2012
Stephen Hastings - Musica magazine - April 2012
"...The opera world has long wanted/needed a good version of Cervantes’ celebrated Don Quixote story, [here] the opera is indeed reborn ..."
The Philadelphia Enquirer
"...the performance led by Valery Gergiev has, in Ferruccio Furlanetto, a Quichotte of undeniable vocal presence and impressive skill ... Gergiev paces the work with expert suppleness, orchestral atmosphere and as musch of his customary flair..."
Opera News (US)
"...Gergiev’s talent lies in his ability to enter a real pulse into this mellifluous music, an intimate necessity that keeps you inerested..." ****
‘He [Furlanetto] is quite astonishingly moving in it, as is Andrei Serov as Sancho Pança’
The Observer (UK)
‘...sensitive handling of Massenet’s delicately perfumed idiom, relishing the atmosphere of his Spanish pastiche’ -
The Sunday Times (UK)
Music *** Sound ***
Werner Pfister - Fono Forum magazine - May 2012
"...Gergiev and his chorus and orchestra are on fine form and he recorded sound, in the experienced hands of James Mallinson, is excellent."
Richard Lawrence - Gramophone magazine - May 2011
Performance **** Recording *****
Michael Scott Rohan - BBC Music Magazine - April 2012
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