Sandrine Piau's stunning take on Handel's opera

The soprano is joined by Les Talens Lyriques and Christophe Rousset for this breathtaking performance.

Composer: Handel
Repertoire: Opera seria
Artists: Sandrine Piau, Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset
Rating: 5/5
Genre: Choral
Label: Naïve E 8894

Picture an ace chef slicing vegetables, impossibly fast. Now imagine how it would sound in music and you’ll get an idea of how breathtakingly nimble Sandrine Piau is when  she displays her stunning coloratura technique. She’s equally good at lyrical softness and long arching phrases, and certainly knows how to pack an emotional punch. Les Talens Lyriques accompany gorgeously – this disc is  an absolute cracker.