Opera News names Stephen Costello‘s A Te, O Cara recording with Constantine Orbelian and the Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra a Critic’s Choice!
“the tenor sounds better than ever on his latest album, featuring bel canto’s greatest hits. … Take, for example, the album’s opener, La Fille du Régiment’s ‘Ah! Mes amis.’ Costello does not reach for the aria’s notorious nine high Cs; instead, they emerge organically, ensuring a consistency of tone throughout his register. … Costello’s performance is supplely endearing and remarkably convincing. … The Kaunas City Symphony, under the fine baton of Constantine Orbelian, plays with aplomb, particularly in the orchestra opening and harp solo of ‘Pour me rapprocher de Marie.’”—Maria Mazzaro, Opera News
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