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Countertenor Bejun Mehta certainly has a well-produced voice, showcased in a rerelease of three albums: one of Handel, one of arias from C18th Reform operas and one of English songs. His vocal technique is solid and there is no doubting his artistic integrity; but unless an artist is infinitely fascinating, such immersion into one singer’s art is asking a lot of a listener. Mehta’s tone is pleasing but quite unvaried, his coloratura is polished but lacking bravura. He is cautious in his use of chest voice and generally takes his head voice as low as possible. As is so often the case, he makes a more dramatic impression and loosens his stays when singing in his native English. Yet ultimately it becomes a singing lesson, abundant in common sense and good taste, low in excitement.

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