Handel Festival: Apollo e Dafne and selected arias

By Alexandra Coghlan [MusicalCriticism.com, 18 March 2010]
Lucy CroweThere seems to be something of a curse blighting London’s tenors at the moment; hot on the heels of Domingo’s withdrawal from Tamerlano we had both John Tessier and his understudy unable to perform in ENO’s Elixir (resulting in a polyglot performance, with guest tenor Edgaras Montvidas singing in Italian while the rest of the cast continued in English), and last night’s Handel Festival concert continued in this vein with tenor Simon Wall unable to perform.