‘…it is a relief to encounter a light soprano who can sing the most demanding high notes and coloratura without sounding hard pressed, metallic and shrill.’

The Sunday Times

‘The Gluck items are all done with style but it’s the airs by Gretry that make the disc so desirable. Listen to the excerpt from Silvain, a complete scena only five minutes long, and you will be hooked.’


‘Karg’s voice is much more than a soubrette: she numbers Pamina, Musetta and Ann Trulove in her ever-growing repertory…Cohen’s Arcangelo…adds to the colour and provides stylish playing under his baton.’

International Record Review

‘an extremely attractive potpourri – and it’s extremely attractively executed by Christiane Karg…she’s an expert technician with a lovely bright voice. She is also a responsive, intelligent mood-creator and stylist…these polished performances, excellently supported by a British conductor and period band, should give much pleasure.’

BBC Music Magazine

‘Jonathan Cohen’s crack ensemble Arcangelo is making a name for itself…Karg’s sound is clear and effortlessly stratospheric, though the sound can be hard.’

The Observer