DER BUND John Eliot Gardiner stops on his Monteverdi tour at the Lucerne Festival with an almost too beautiful Orfeo.
MUSICA Two hours of pure emotion distilled with wisdom, technical expertise and above all the ability to grasp all the finesse of expressive writing to the highest degree.
BACHTRACK The singers of the Monteverdi Choir proved agility, precision, excellent diction and produced above all an admirable sound, which filled the hall easily
NEUE ZURCHER ZEITUNG [Krystian] Adam completely blends himself into the tutti of the Monteverdi Choir, this splendid collective of loud individuals. Without question: another festival star
LUCERNER ZEITUNG Even more than in “Orfeo” one was amazed at the reservoir for voice characters of the Monteverdi Choir for the many roles from the Fettwanst (Robert Burt) to the boorish suitor (Gianluca Buratto)
NEUE ZURCHER ZEITUNG Musically all wishes are fulfilled […] Gardiner has taken away all the harshness that characterizes his style of interpretation, leaving the music elegant and free-flowing. The English Baroque soloists succeeded in captivating the intimate passages...
FINANCIAL TIMES  has moulded cast and instrumentalists into a performance of scrupulous authenticity and expressive power. […] Gardiner allows singers and ensemble to breathe together through florid ornamentation.