Claudio Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine

Contrasto Armonico · early music ensemble

Rather than trying to escape the music’s stylised conventions, Vitale warmly embraces them and shares them with his listeners.
Gramophone Magazine (UK)

If the remain­ing vol­umes [Handel Cantatas] bring us per­for­mances of the out­stand­ing qual­ity of this first install­ment, this will be a very dis­tin­guished series that fills a gap­ing hole in the Han­del discography.
Fanfare Magazine (USA)

Mameli’s conversational story-telling is maximised by Contrasto Armonico’s correct use of low Roman pitch, and Vitale’s unobtrusive direction places the limelight on the singer’s declamation of poetry.
Gramophone Magazine (UK)