Marco Vitale's tour of British Columbia

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)

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)

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)