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As I write, Kate Lindsey stars at the Met as Nerone alongside Joyce DIDONATO’s Agrippina. She also releases a new disc of three works based on the myth of Ariadne – by Scarlatti, Handel and Haydn. Lindsey demonstrates her emotional range to perfection. The Scarlatti, for example, is an almost operatic series of recitative and four arias, so a real tour de force for the performer. She takes her foot off the pedal vocally. I have heard her sing live only twice and her voice has been full-bodied. In Arianna, she generally uses a leaner and brighter tone, perhaps more vibrant and responsive to the sudden mood swings. Jonathan Cohen’s conducting is hugely supportive and the recording shows a real partnership between soloist and players.

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