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Mozart from Juan Diego Flórez, this time in concert at the perfect rococo gem that is the Cuvilliés Theatre in Munich. It is a straightforward enterprise and none the worse for it. The star tenor sings Mozart arias that demonstrate his sense of line, taste in discreet ornamentation and hair-raising coloratura, all dispatched with seeming ease. Flórez is an understated communicator, sometimes a little cool, but engaging in his sincerity. His burgundy velvet jacket tones well with the décor, a neat and not overstated touch. His voice sits well within the acoustic of the theatre, and Riccardo Minasi’s conducting is hugely supportive; it is interesting hearing a smaller and more responsive orchestra playing on original instruments. It is a lean but keen sound, and allows Flórez to sing with a subtlety that suits the venue.

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