Early-music pioneers Charivari Agréable perform an engaging collection of overtures from the Italian Baroque Opera, best described by Kah- Ming Ng as being “lucidly crafted for the purpose of turning heads”. In a decadent era when the antics of theatre-goers was often as intriguing as the performances taking place on stage, these works were composed with the express intention of thrilling, beguiling and engaging an often hard-to-impress audience.
"This collection of 17 Baroque opera overtures is a musical treat... The performances are quite lovely, energetic, lightly acidic with period instruments..."
Charles Parsons - American Record Guide - March/April 2015
"... All in all, this disc is full of insight and revelation, and to be highly recommended."
Brian Clark - Early Music Review 163 - December 2014