Notes & Reviews:
The orchestral playing is impeccably stylish and alive, and the soloists can hardly be faulted. Margaret Marshall ... is outstanding and in the title-role Anthony Rolfe Johnson sings his coloratura arias with admirable precision.
Marriner's performance, helped by the bright tones of boy trebles in the choruses, is refreshing from first to last, well sprung but direct in style. The recording is first rate....Robert Tear is in excellent voice and the recording has all the atmospheric warmth one associates with Argo's recordings of the ASMF in St. John's, Smith Square.