REVIEW: Dome: Being Both

May 15, 2015

As one of the great vocal artists of her generation, mezzo-soprano Alice Coote is renowned for her Handelian repertory and the portrayal of roles originally written for castrati. With lots of indication of depth and analysis about this most curious habit of mixing up of gender roles bringing insight into the various ways that playing a man playing a women playing a man etc, can affect and influence the singing of some of the great baroque parts Cootes promised much. What we got was very little other than a collection of some superb Handel Arias, mostly sung well.

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