Under Lionel Meunier, Vox Luminis approach Purcell’s semi-opera with just the right sense of humor, as well a healthy dose of sarcasm. The spoken dialogues were not recorded, meaning that a large portion of the plot is missing. Nonetheless, the music speaks for itself: Meunier leads the way score at breakneck speed, and it’s clear that the soloists had great deal of fun making the recording. One of the highlights is unquestionably „What Power Art Thou“: the raw screech of the violins will send shivers down your spine, and soloist Sebastian Myrus‘ keeps the theatricality to a minimum, injecting his voice with plenty of humor.
(takt1.com)