Fiddling while Carthage burns: Jommelli’s La Didone from Ensemble Serse

Five hours with five counter tenors: a virtuoso stand-off which impresses, even astounds, but ultimately exhausts even the most dedicated audience by its refusal to cut a single note of what becomes a very long, florid opera by Jommelli.

I promise my review is not similarly long!!!

Click here to read it on Bachtrack.

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